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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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