Joint pain, lesions, tongue swelling, and abdominal pain lead to an unexpected diagnosis.
Evidence-based therapies, proper monitoring, prevention and more can give patients the best chance for managing vasculitic diseases.
Knowing the organs and/or size of vessels affected by drug-induced vasculitis can help pinpoint the problematic agent, which is the first step in treating the disease.
Adam Brown, MD, finds varied ways to share information about rheumatology. “If my educational content is fun and accessible, then hopefully we can catch a few more people and get them excited about it.”
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Neurological symptoms like symmetrical polyneuropathy, paresis, headaches and cognitive impairment should be considered potential evidence of vasculitis in patients with other classic signs of the disease as well as complications to watch for in patients with established diagnoses.
In considering the cause of aneurysms, dissections, stenoses or occlusions in the large- or medium-sized vessels, it is appropriate to include vasculitis in the differential diagnosis. However, in addition to atherosclerosis, there are a range of less common vasculopathic disease entities that should also be considered.
A 2-minute case study of a patient with new onset rash on her lower extremities, featuring rheumatologist Adam Brown, MD.
A 34-year-old female you have followed for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) comes to your clinic to discuss whether she is able to pursue a pregnancy. What are the key discussion points you need to have with your patient?
A new study of long-term outcomes in primary angiitis of the central nervous system suggests that mortality is significant, but long-term disability is mild. Dr. Rula Hajj-Ali describes her research efforts and the need for prognostic markers.
The distinct microbiome found in patients with aortitis may help researchers determine the etiology of the disease.