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Vasculitis Affect Veins
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, i recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incredibly rare: Some types of tissue breakdown look like vasculitis such as tissue necrosis related to hypercoagulable state induced by circulating anticoagulants or related to coumadin. This is a very tricky problem and if true needs a sophisticated coagulation workup including lupus anticoagulant, russell viper venom test, protein c, s, leiden factor 5 and additinal tests. See the doc!if breast is abnormal. ...Read more
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