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Why Did I Get Vasculitis
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
Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis. ...Read more
Can getting hit by a car while walking caused vasculitis to get worse. I had only a mild rash and it got worse right after the accident.
Varies: The vasculitides are a family of diseases that affect blood vessels. They are generally grouped into different categories depending on the size of the blood vessels affected. Due to this variation, the treatment and prognosis of a vasculitis depends totally on the type. Some are relatively benign while others may be fatal if untreated. ...Read more
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
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