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What is the specialtist to see about vasculitis?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Christopher White
Disagree: a vascular medicine specialist is the single most qualified individual. You may have to travel to a major medical center .
Dr. Timothy Wu
While vascular med can be helpful in these cases, not being able to operate immediately calls into question the claim of "most qualified."
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Well,

What specialist you need to see depends on what type of vasculitis you have.
Specialists who treat vasculitis include: brain and nervous system doctors (neurologists) eye doctors (ophthalmologists) heart doctors (cardiologists) joint and muscle doctors (rheumatologists) kidney doctors (nephrologists) lung doctors (pulmonologists) skin doctors (dermatologists).

In brief: Well,

What specialist you need to see depends on what type of vasculitis you have.
Specialists who treat vasculitis include: brain and nervous system doctors (neurologists) eye doctors (ophthalmologists) heart doctors (cardiologists) joint and muscle doctors (rheumatologists) kidney doctors (nephrologists) lung doctors (pulmonologists) skin doctors (dermatologists).
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