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My wife seen a doctor who said her rash looks like vasculitis. What is it and how is it treated? Thanks

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Diagnosis first

Need to know what kind of vasculitis to know for sure how it will be treated and what the long term implications are.
Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system is attacking it's own tissues. Usually treatment is with immune suppressive medications like corticosteroids (prednisone) or other non-steroidal immune suppressants.

In brief: Diagnosis first

Need to know what kind of vasculitis to know for sure how it will be treated and what the long term implications are.
Vasculitis is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system is attacking it's own tissues. Usually treatment is with immune suppressive medications like corticosteroids (prednisone) or other non-steroidal immune suppressants.
Dr. Swati Avashia
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology
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In brief: Vasculitis symptom

If her doctor was not very alarmed with the diagnosis of "vasculitis" he/she was probably referring to leukocytoclastic vasculitis.
This appears as a redish skin rash that doesn't go away when you press the skin. It is of the smallest vessels called capillaries and is usually treated simply with topical cortisone cream or ointment.

In brief: Vasculitis symptom

If her doctor was not very alarmed with the diagnosis of "vasculitis" he/she was probably referring to leukocytoclastic vasculitis.
This appears as a redish skin rash that doesn't go away when you press the skin. It is of the smallest vessels called capillaries and is usually treated simply with topical cortisone cream or ointment.
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dr. Adam Bodian
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