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How long does it take rheumatoid vasculitis skin ulcers to develop?
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Seemingly overnight
Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly.
It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis.

In brief: Seemingly overnight
Skin breakdown from auto immune problems like vasculitis can appear very rapidly.
It starts with congestion in the capillaries that nourish the skin and then not enough blood supply is available to keep the skin together and an ulcer occurs. The treatment of the ulcer is most effective when there is effective treatment of the vasculitis.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Varies
Not everyone with rheumatoid arthritis develops skin ulcerations.
So you could ave rheumatoid arthritis for years and never develop an u, cer.

In brief: Varies
Not everyone with rheumatoid arthritis develops skin ulcerations.
So you could ave rheumatoid arthritis for years and never develop an u, cer.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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