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Giant cell arteritis / vasculitis / artery inflammation - could this cause gum bleeding, mouth sores and lesions on tongue as well as lesions on skin?

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Dr. Paul Brand
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends.....

Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition.
Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider.

In brief: It depends.....

Without knowing your dental status (your periodontal [gum & bone] health, any untreated dental conditions), it would be very difficult to relate these symptoms to your arteritis/vasculitis condition.
Gum bleeding is the first symptom of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis), mouth and tongue sores/lesions can be due to a multitude of causes. See your dentist and your medical care provider.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Not giant cell. The gum bleeding can be related to other dental issues.
The other symptoms can be seen in lupus, sjogren's, and behcet's to name a few. However there are diseases that mimic the symptoms of autoimmune diseases and thus you should see your doctor first for an evaluation.

In brief: See below

Not giant cell. The gum bleeding can be related to other dental issues.
The other symptoms can be seen in lupus, sjogren's, and behcet's to name a few. However there are diseases that mimic the symptoms of autoimmune diseases and thus you should see your doctor first for an evaluation.
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