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What Are The Chances Of Vasculitis Returning
I already have GPA vasculitis, what are my chances of getting any other type of vasculitis even when I'm immune suppressed? Thanks
Infections chances+: Immunosuppression for vasculitis can put you at risk for infections , but adifferent vasculitis condition developing from immunosuppression is not there though coexisting another vasculitic condition if there can surface anytime Immunosuppression also predispose to cancers while on them for a long period , becasue of viral infections while immunosuppressed cause changes in the structure of cells ...Read more
Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries, small arteries, capillaries or veins.That are inflamed. Accordingly, the disease can range from unpleasant to life threatening. The treatment also depends on what blood vessels are inflamed. Vasculitis can also be limited to certain organs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you have vasculitis when your skin looks normal? Is there a kind of vasculitis where your skin looks normal? I don't get it.
Yes : Giant cell or temporal arteritis causes pain along the temple and can eventually lead to blindness, all the while leaving the skin itself appearing normal. Takayasu arteritis affects the aortic arch vessels and ultimately compromises blood flow to both brain and upper extremities. Dermal sxs/signs are late, if at all. You're thinking of vasculitic diseases like raynaud's & scleroderma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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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