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Does vasculitis also affect veins?

Does vasculitis also affect veins?

Multiple targets: Vasculitits can affect small, medium and large vessels and arteries, veins and capillaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

Vasculitis is a medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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Would my vasculitis be the reason I cannot get IV lines into my veins and the reason why i have had portacaths for last 12 yrs?

Would my vasculitis be the reason I cannot get IV lines into my veins and the reason why i have had portacaths for last 12 yrs?

Here are some ...: The calibre & texture of venous wall change along aging and recurrent usage - venipunctures like that in IV drug users. As a result, the difficulty to place IV-line or inject IV-drugs into the desired veins will in time become a real problem to gain access for administering IV drugs like those for chemotherapy or IV antibiotics. Finally, placing portacath for such use becomes reality - last resort ...Read more

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Ana report is normal , colordopler of both limb is normal all major veins & arteries shows normal flow still I have ulcer above ankel is it vasculitis?

Ana report is normal , colordopler of both limb is normal all major veins & arteries shows normal flow still I have ulcer above ankel is it vasculitis?

Yes: Ulcers on legs/ankles has multiple cause not just venous insufficiency or major arterial blockage. Other causes includes vasculitis, trauma, recurrent or chronic infection , cancer and others . I would suggest checking with a wound specialist who can order blood test and probably perform a biopsy if this ulcer is chronic or has been there for more than 6 weeks. ...Read more

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VASCULITIS flare causing petechiae (legs & roof of mouth). Have new very thick purple veins under tongue/floor of mouth. That also part of flare? Thnx

No it is unlikely: Small vessel vasculitis often cause painful petechia or ecchymosis for skin most common in legs. For mouth is usually ulcer rather than enlarge vein. ...Read more

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Vasculitis skin ailment?

Vasculitis skin ailment?

Many Causes: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can show signs in the skin. But it may also be internal and affect many organs. There are a wide range of causes and they should be evaluated promptly. In general, it can be caused by infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer, as well as many others. If it is serious, it can lead to death. Get is checked out. ...Read more

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What should I do with my vasculitis?

See below: Please discuss with your rheumatologist/ other physicians. There is a whole spectrum of severity and lots of causes. It is difficult to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis and how does it hurt you?

Inflammation: Vasculitis is literally an inflammatory condition involving blood vessels. There are many types which can be quite benign or can cause major problems such as blockage of major arteries, or even a stroke. If you have been diagnosed with vasculitis, you should discuss the implications with a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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How is cranial vasculitis different from general vasculitis?

Cranial means brain: If someone has cranial vasculitis, i would assume that the brain is involved suggested a severe illness and requires urgent treatment. Some patients may have mild vasculitis which may just affect the skin and overall is mild. Again, what organs are affected will dictate how severe and different the vasculitis is. ...Read more

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Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

Angiitis is a term that means inflammation of either a blood vessel ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more