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Vasculitis In The Legs
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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?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can CNS vasculitis be effected by tarlov cysts to groin and perineural cysts spine. I get pain to my leg/back with light sensitivity and confusion?
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
Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?
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
Have graves, psoriasis, psor. Arthritis. Have petachiae on legs and arms. Dr did biopsy. Concerned may be vasculitis. What do u think? . No results yet
Likely: Get a blood test as well --. ...Read more
Have graves, psoriasis, psor arthritis. Have petachiae on legs and arms. Dr did biopsy. Concerned may be vasculitis. What do u think? . No results yet. On lamictal for awhile. Can lamictal be the cause?
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
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
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
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
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