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What is the main diagnostic test for allergic vasculitis?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Blood testing

Testing for systemic signs of inflammation with c-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is often performed.
Testing for auto-immune antibodies such as anti-nuclear antibodies (ana screening) or rheumatoid factor may be needed. In addition, evidence of complement protein cascade activation (ch-50) may be useful to detect active inflamation periods. Biopsy is the best test.

In brief: Blood testing

Testing for systemic signs of inflammation with c-reactive protein levels or erythrocyte sedimentation rate is often performed.
Testing for auto-immune antibodies such as anti-nuclear antibodies (ana screening) or rheumatoid factor may be needed. In addition, evidence of complement protein cascade activation (ch-50) may be useful to detect active inflamation periods. Biopsy is the best test.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Allergic vasculitis

The diagnosis is typically made by history and clinical appearance.
If diagnosis is in question, ESR testing and/or biopsy may be considered. See the following website: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001877/.

In brief: Allergic vasculitis

The diagnosis is typically made by history and clinical appearance.
If diagnosis is in question, ESR testing and/or biopsy may be considered. See the following website: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001877/.
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