April 13, 2018

Know Vasculitis

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Know Vasculitis:

Vasculitis means an inflammation caused to blood vessels. there are different kinds of vasculitis and most types are rare and cause are generally unknown. it can affect person of both the sexes and a broad range of ages. The disease refers to inflammation of blood vessels, which include arteries and veins. this can result into poor blood flow to the tissues and throughout the body parts like lungs, nerves and skin. It has wide range of symptoms like:

Symptoms of Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis:

  • Muscle aches
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody stool
  • Numbness and weakness

Some Facts

  • Vasculitis is rare.
  • Vasculitis is a family of rare diseases.
  • Vasculitis is a family of potentially life-threatening rare diseases linked by blood vessel inflammation and an overactive immune system.
  • Vasculitis strike people of all ages, including children.

Early diagnosis and effective treatment are critical to patients regaining their health and avoiding death. The disease can be mild or life-threatening or it may even lead to death. Patients suffering from one episode of this disease or may have repeated episodes for several years. Mostly, it is a rare disorder.

Types: The disease can be categorized as:

  • Giant cell arthritis.
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Aortitis in Cogan’s syndrome.
  • Aortitis in spondylarthropathies
  • Isolated aortitis

Diagnosis of disease

For most of patients, doctors can detect this kind of disease based on the affected or inflamed blood vessels and the organs involved. To find small vessel disease, doctor may conduct biopsy of skin or a kidney. Detection of medium sized vasculitis happens by the help of biopsy or angiography. Angiography is a test that helps to detect large vessel vasculitis.
Some Blood test also suggest of a certain kind of the disease and the positive sign is an indication that the doctors need to conduct the test.

Surgery-damage to severe form of this disease requires surgery. it may involve vascular bypass grafting- a surgery that redirects the blood flow around the vessel blockage. Depending upon the damage , other operations that can be performed include sinus surgery and kidney transplant.

The disease may even lead to permanent or long-term disability.

TheMediclinic is an advanced clinical centre for all Arthritis and Connective Tissue Diseases including Vasculitis. They have a specialized team of doctors who have an extensive experience in helping and treating a number of patients with this condition. You can also take benefit from a multidisciplinary approach of Vasculitis treatment in Ludhiana, Punjab.

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