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Vasculitis - Diagnosis

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How is the diagnosis of vasculitis made?

Blood Tests: 

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate [ESR], C - reactive protein [CRP], Red blood cells, White blood cells and Platelet count. 

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Antibody detection tests: 

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), Rheumatoid factor [RF], Anti-nuclear antibody [ANA].

Imaging studies: 

Ultrasound, Computerized tomography [CT], Magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], and Angiogram.

Biopsy: 

Pathological examination of tissue under microscopy.

Urine analysis: 

To detect abnormalities in urine such as red blood cells increased amount of protein in urine.

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karly

any info to help vasculitis

parulSonali

My son 3 years old is suffering from vasculities . His multi organ r effected will u please tell me the best doctor in India for him. Please help me. I 've lost my husband two years before. He Is my life .

fighter

Hi, I am 36 years male, I had 4 bouts of nasal polyps operation and I developed asthma after my first operation. I had used dose regime of corticosteroids and antibiotics for all the times. I had to go to emergency at least 4 times with rashes on my feet and I did not use any medications. In one instance my CRP was high and also my esinophilic counts and IgE. Now I have a esinophil count between 8-11% with mucous in my nostrils,loss of smell and also in my stool. I feel I have inflammation in my viscera altering at different locations. All the signs do points to Vesiculitis but no doctor has diagnosed me that condition during my visits.I once got ANA positive but this can sometimes be false negative. I don't know what to do could you help

VarunVarmaDatla

I am suffered from Vasculitis which effected my left eye vision, vision is partial for that eye. s per doctor now disease is active. Is there any medicine or cure for my problem. Varun

ironjustice

They have shown vasculitis to be linked to siderosis and a lack of antioxidants. Siderosis causes oxidation so one can understand WHY one might be low on antioxidants. Low iron diet and iron depletion therapy. "For the first time, we present one patient with vasculitis of the central nervous system associated with systemic hemochromatosis in superficial siderosis. Therapeutic approach included immunosuppressive therapy and venupunctures in the patient with vasculitis and hemochromatosis, and symptomatic treatment with chelating agents and antioxidants. The patient remained clinically stable for the follow-up period of up to 2 years."

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