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Can I get rid of the marks of vasculitis on my legs by any means under the sun?

Can I get rid of the marks of vasculitis on my legs by any means under the sun?

See details: If you are dealing with old inactive disease, there is no option other than makeup covering. It the problem is active disease then the disease requires better control. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

A medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. Many different types of vasculitis exist, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: Important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid skin vasculitis of the leg. The patient has leg edema due to prolonged RA and is trying conception.?

Need more informatio: This needs more clarification. What is your medication now. What are you taking for the RA. How was the Vasculitis diagnosis made? The RA may not be the cause of the vasculitis. Since you are planning conception. This is a topic to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to undergo a cosmetic surgery to get rid of the scars of vasculitis on, y legs? I am on medication for sle since april 2012.

Is it possible for me to undergo a cosmetic surgery to get rid of the scars of vasculitis on, y legs? I am on medication for sle since april 2012.

See details: I would not risk any surgery for this issue. Meds you are taking increase infection risk, the vessels supplying the skin in this area are not normal and healing from any surgery could be a problem. Live with it or cover the scars with makeup. ...Read more

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I think I have vasculitis rash on my legs, it's been two weeks now, when will this go away?

I think I have vasculitis rash on my legs, it's been two weeks now, when will this go away?

Depends on type: The specific diagnosis will define the therapy. We treat different types of cutaneous vasculitis differently if this is due to a drug - medication you stop the medication. If it is due to a virus depends on the type. If it is related to a systemic syndrome that depends on the diagnosis. Each person needs individual evaluation and treatment. ...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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Pain management advice for neuropathy, vasculitis and arthritis mix in legs and feet?

Pain management advice for neuropathy, vasculitis and arthritis mix in legs and feet?

All work to some...: These all work to some extent, some better than others depending on you. Cymbalta; lyrica; savella;gabapentin; zostrix; Lidocaine rubs. ...Read more

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How do you control pain of lesions on lower legs thought to be vasculitis?

How do you control pain of lesions on lower legs thought to be vasculitis?

Topically: Sometimes topical Lidocaine (a numbing agent can help)
other people have found success with topical capsaicin cream. Capsaicin is the active ingredient that makes peppers hot. ...Read more

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Can azithioprin50 is good drug of choice in lividiod vasculitis having ulceration at medial side of leg near ankle?

Yes: Azathioprine is a reasonable choice after prednisone, especially if the Prednisone was very optimally effective or the skin lesions could not be adequately controlled on a low dose of prednisone. ...Read more

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I don't know if this vasculitis. I have rashes in my foot and legs?

I don't know if this vasculitis. I have rashes in my foot and legs?

Doctor to evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A rash may be eczema, an allergic reaction, an infection, etc. Bluish or purplish spot are blood spots and would need blood testing right away. Vasculitis spots are sort of blood spots combined with inflammation. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist can examine both the rash and the patient, to find a treatment. ...Read more

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Can remicade (infliximab) treatment cause vasculitis? My neice on remicade (infliximab) for moderate to severe crohn disease. Suddenly developed l pain leg. Tests showed vascu

Rare side effect0.41: Out of 80088 patints who were treated with ramicade, 329 patients reported vasculitis, that is 0.41% of patints treated with ramicade for different conditions. ...Read more

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Does any type of vasculitis cause blood to pool in the legs and tongue and fingers to get numb when standing up from a sitting position or lying down?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis usually causes outbreaks of small red spots in the lower legs (petecchiae) but not blood pooling. Severe varicos e veins can, however, and can cause a postural drop in blood pressure producing lightheadedness on standing. Edema may occur, also. I wouldn't expect symptoms when supine. See your physician if you have further concerns and have your bp checked sitting and standing. ...Read more

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Petechaia, echimosis, purpura, lower legs 1 m ago. 1 dr said vasculitis. 1 dr. Not sure. Inr and labs normal. Standing long periods. Any help/suggests?

Petechaia, echimosis, purpura, lower legs 1 m ago. 1 dr said vasculitis. 1 dr. Not sure. Inr and labs normal. Standing long periods. Any help/suggests?

Need more info: Has the rash been biopsied? That is extremely important and absolutely needs to be done. If it has been biopsied, what exactly did the results show? ...Read more

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Can bruising on arms and legs mean vasculitis?

Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more

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Why would a rash on my ankle from vasculitis be extremely sore?

Why would a rash on my ankle from vasculitis be extremely sore?

Nerve damage: Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessel which decreases the blood flow causing tissue damage. This leads to loss of blood supply and tissue damage including nerve supply which leads to pain from the damaged nerves. ...Read more

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I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years. I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch. What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

Vasculitis: Livedoid vasculopathy is an uncommon condition. If this is a confirmed diagnosis and other entities are ruled out, treatment options include: Pentoxifylline (trental) (400 mg 3 times/d), low molecular weight heparin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and IV methylprednisolone. You should follow closely with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?

Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?

It is not possible: To tell on clinical exam alone whether a DVT exists. A venous doppler is the only way to know for sure. Yes, you CAN get DVT even with low platelets. Contact your hematology specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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I have vasulitis and have very painful ulcers on my legs how do I change the bandages correctly on my wounds?

I have vasulitis and have very painful ulcers on my legs how do I change the bandages correctly on my wounds?

Many different ways: How your wound is cared for depends on many factors: infection, amount of dead tissue etc.
Generally wounds that "weep" a lot should be changed more frequently and have a "hydrophllic" or absorbent dressing to avoid a lot of fluid accumulating. Gauze ressings may stick to wounds this can be reduced by wetting the gauze and "soaking: the dressing off with sterile water. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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Why did I get vasculitis?

Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you die from vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...Read more

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Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Why ask why?: Vasculitis is defined by the presence of inflammatory white blood cells in blood vessel walls with reactive damage to mural structures. This can lead to bleeding and ischemia/necrosis downstream of the vessel. Affected vessels vary in size, type, and location in association with the specific type of vasculitis. There are many different types. The exact mechanisms underlying them are unknown. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vasculitis?

Too general: The question is too general. It depends on what type of vasculitis and what organ systems are involved. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vasculitis is?

Blood vessel disease: Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels and can refer to capillaries, veins and all sizes of arteries. It can range from minor/moderate to severe and life threatening. There are many causes and this is a disorder Rheumatlologists are trained to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vasculitis?

Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

Angiitis = Inflammation ...Read more