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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 is the most effective type of medical specialist to see about vasculitis / glomurelonephritis?

Nephrologist...: Kidney specialists manage autoimmune renal disease such as glomerulonephritis. If it's a pure vasculitis, a rheumatologist or vascular surgeon would be apropos... ...Read more

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What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

Several types: Generally you'll want to see two types of physicians for your vasculitis, which is a general term for inflammation of the blood vessels. The first is a vascular surgeon who can recognize all the vasculitidies and offer operative treatments for blockages and aneurysms that arise as a result of vasculitis, and the other is a rheumatologist who can offer medical therapies to slow the inflammation. ...Read more

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I'm going to see a rheumatologist , for vasculitis, what should I expect?

Bloodwork: There are many types of vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) and exactly what you have depends on the types of arteries affected, the symptoms you're having, and your approximate age and lifestyle habits. The rheumatologist will send bloodwork to confirm that there is a vasculitis and may prescribe steroids for treatment. You should, however, also see a vascular surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Can vasculitis be diagnosed if symptoms have subsided? Is there any need to see doc now or should I wait for next flareup? Can waiting cause damage?

Do not wait: Vasculitis remains a rare disease and the chances of you having vasculitis is small especially if symptoms are present intermittently. See a rheumatologist. Do not wait. Tests can be positive even when you are being reasonably well. ...Read more

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What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

rheumatologist: Rheumatologist is most skilled with this phenomenon, although some neurologists are also effective. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my vasculitis?

Rheumatologist: Vasculitis is an autoimmune process that should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. Depending on features of the vasculitis, other specialists may also become involved. ...Read more

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Is it worth seeing a naturopathic dr to see if he/she could lower crp/inflammation that is causing vasculitis w/o toxic meds like methotrexate?

NO proven benefit: You are free to consult any practitioner you believe may be able to help your situation, however there is no proven benefit to naturopathic approach to vasculitis. Often holistic approach just slower than pharmacologic, so if not in a hurry, can opt for that. Also, controls not the same on holistic herbs/meds, can have heavy metals / wrong agents / etc. ...Read more

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I have IgA vasculitis (HSP) and unexpectedly pregnant after only 2 months of medical remission, is it unsafe to have a baby right now? Complications?

I have IgA vasculitis (HSP) and unexpectedly pregnant after only 2 months of medical remission, is it unsafe to have a baby right now? Complications?

Complex: What medicines are you currently on? Some medicines wouldn't be advisable with pregnancy for baby's safety, you need to follow up closely with your obstetrician who may refer you to a fetomaternal medicine specialist and as well follow up with your nephrologist/internist, wish you all the best, ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more

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What should I do with my vasculitis?

See below: Please discuss with your rheumatologist/ other physicians. There is a whole spectrum of severity and lots of causes. It is difficult to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis and how does it hurt you?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Vasculitis?

Inflammation: Inflammatory reaction of blood vessel wall May cause damage to skin or organ supplied by artery ...Read more

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How is cranial vasculitis different from general vasculitis?

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 more

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Vasculitis skin ailment?

Vasculitis skin ailment?

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

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Is my vasculitis contagious?

Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected. The inflammation is caused by a type of white blood cell that sticks to the blood vessel, creating a cascade of inflammation (and destruction). There are many types of vasculitis: only some have been linked to an initial infectious component (kawasaki's) but none have been found to be catchy. ...Read more

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What is wegeners vasculitis?

Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its end-organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression.[1] five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx. ...Read more

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Can pentoxifyllin used in vasculitis?

Maybe??: It is used to treat intermittent claudication resulting from obstructed arteries in the limbs. Pentoxifylline improves blood flow through peripheral blood vessels and therefore helps with blood circulation in the arms and legs (e.g. Intermittent claudication). It does not treat vasculitis, per se! additional meds in a rheumatology war chest are needed! ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

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Dr. Joram Seggev
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Angiitis (Definition)

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