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Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis

Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis Causes

Chronic necrotizing vasculitis can come about in rheumatoid arthritis, and usually noticed with sclerroderma, polyarteritis nodosa, and systematic lupus erythematosus. The inflammation's cause is not known, but is possibly connected to some autoimmune factors.

Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis Definition

Chronic necrotizing vasculitis is the destruction and inflammation of “blood vessel walls”, leading to termination of the related tissue.

Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis Diagnosis

A physician will do a physical examination. Neurological exam can show indications of the nerve damage. Tests that can be done include biopsy, sedimentation rate, chest X-ray, urinalysis, antibodies blood test against neutrophils, and hepatitis blood test.

Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis Symptoms and Signs

Signs of the condition are determined through the location and extent of the inflammation. This inflammation likely has an autoimmune origin. Common symptoms include skin lesions that are purple or red in color, papule, and located on hands, legs, or other parts; a change in color of the fingers, such as blue toes or fingers; tissue death because of deficient oxygen, tenderness or pain in the region, ulcers that don't heal, skin redness; abdominal pain; joint pain; numbness or tingling in leg, arm, and other area; fever; and decrease or change in the function of a leg, arm, or other body part.

Chronic Necrotizing Vasculitis Treatment

Low doses of Corticosteroids or a different medication that suppresses a patient's immune system can reduce blood vessel inflammation.

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