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What is small-vessel vasculitis?

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B. Lazarus

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B. Lazarus

Answered Jan 05, 2021

Small vessel inflammation is the most common form of vasculitis that affects the arterioles and venules. It is also called an immune complex small vessel vasculitis. The term hypersensitivity is utilized for cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis due to a known drug or infection. Particular hallmarks present with similar cutaneous signs and should be considered differential diagnosis.

These include Henrich Schonlein Purpura, exercise-induced vasculitis, urticarial vasculitis, and malignant atrophic papulosis. It can affect adults over the age of 16, although children are more likely to acquire Hencoch Schohein purpura than adults. This particular type of vasculitic syndrome is characterized by distinctive deposits of ISA in the skin and kidneys.

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

K. Galatia
K. Galatia

Answered Jan 05, 2021

Small vessel vasculitis is the inflammation of the blood vessels, which are smaller than the arteries. Small-vessel vasculitis has other names; it was originally known as hypersensitivity vasculitis, allergic vasculitis, and leukocytoclastic vasculitis.

It is a rare type of diseases, which restrict blood flow and damage vital organs and tissues. One of the major symptoms is its restriction of blood flow; the side effect of this is seen on the skin. It occurs at any age but normally affects individuals from the age of 16.

Symptoms of small vessel vasculitis include a purple or reddish rash on the legs or buttocks, sometime this rash affects the body, and it affects the joints, kidneys, and the gastrointestinal tract.

It opens up sores, hives, and blisters to occur. Before anything is administered to the patient, a thorough test has to be conducted using the patient urine and blood; a thorough examination of the patients’ medical history and a physical examination is needed.

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C. Lopez

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Jan 04, 2021

Small vessel vasculitis is a disease that people can be diagnosed with. It is one of the rarest diseases that a person can have. This disease is when the blood vessels that are smaller than the arteries have inflammation. There are many causes of the disease and identifying the cause can be very important to how a doctor may treat the disease.

A person can identify the disease by the symptoms they have. These symptoms including pain in the bones and the joints. A person can also have a rash, as well as issues with their liver and their intestines.

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E. Barnes

E. Barnes

E. Barnes
E. Barnes

Answered Dec 24, 2020

Small vessel vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels smaller than the arteries, such as capillaries, arterioles, and venules. It can have a plethora of causes, which can be essential considerations in developing a treatment plan. Symptoms of this disorder can depend on the cause but may include rashes, fever, and pain.

Patients afflicted often speak of signs traveling through the body and may say they had flu-like symptoms for a while. Sometimes dark spots may appear in tandem with rashes, and patients can develop severe bone and joint pain. There may also be problems with the intestines or the liver.

Confirming a diagnosis can be tricky because many conditions can cause similar symptoms, and the process of elimination can help. There may be a biopsy and blood tests to check for high levels of white blood cells or other inflammation signs.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Graduation, Oakland

Answered Dec 23, 2020

Small vessel vasculitis is a type of rare disease that people may become diagnosed with. One of the symptoms of this is that it can restrict blood flow because of the inflamed blood vessels. The problem with this is that when the organs of the body do not get enough blood and oxygen, they will become damaged.

There was a time when it was called differently. It was called hypersensitivity vasculitis. Those who have this condition are only expected to live about roughly 100 months but because of the different treatments, this has increased to almost 130 months. Take note that there are different types of vasculitis that are available.

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Noah

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Noah , Chauffer, LA

Answered Dec 16, 2020

Small-vessel vasculitis is one of the rarest diseases that causes the inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation of the blood vessels causes the restriction of the flow of blood to some vital organs in the body. This condition is known for its effect on the skin. Other names for small-vessel vasculitis are allergic vasculitis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, though it was formerly known as hypersensitivity vasculitis. Small-vessel vasculitis can cause different kinds of reactions in the body, and these are often considered as its symptoms. Some of these symptoms include a reddish or purple rash over the buttock, and legs. At times, these rashes can cover any part of the upper body. Small-vessel vasculitis can also cause open sores and blisters to occur. In some cases, it can affect the whole body, thereby affecting the gastrointestinal tract, joints, and even kidneys. Most times, what causes small-vessel vasculitis is an allergic reaction to certain drugs, and it can also be caused by infections.
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D. Nichols

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D. Nichols

Answered Dec 13, 2020

Small vessel vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels, capillaries, arterioles, and venules. It can be caused by a plethora of different causes that need to be considered to create an appropriate treatment plan. Some patients need supportive care while the inflammation is going away, while others may require more invasive medical procedures to avoid organ failure.

Symptoms of this condition can hinge on the cause but may include rashes, fever, and pain. Problems with specific organs, such as the intestines or liver, can arise if the illness disrupts the person's blood supply.

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