Vasculitis

Inflammation of the blood vessels that results in thickening of the walls, thereby reducing the width of the blood vessel, is called vasculitis. It leads to organ and tissue damage. In general, it manifests symptoms like fever, fatigue, loss of weight, body aches, and headache. However, it can also cause abdominal pain, ulcers, perforations, ringing sensation in the ears, abrupt hearing loss, double vision, blindness, numbness and fatigue in the extremities, red spots on the skin, shortness of breath, etc., if it affects specific organs. Loss of vision, aneurysm, organ damage, and recurrent infections are the complications associated with vasculitis.

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Why are there vascular lines and petechiae in middle back?

Query: Hi doctor, I saw today that my husband has this vascuar lines and petechias in his middle back but I could not do a diagnosis. I am a general physician but not a dermatologist. Is this condition a vasculitis or something I should worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have observed the picture and also gone through the history of present and past illness (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could observe that there is tendency for the lesions to assume a shape that is generally seen due to excoriation. This implies t...  Read Full »

Is it safe for my mother to have plasma treatment after kidney dialysis?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is admitted to the hospital and is being treated for granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Now, it is the second week after the doctor gave her a course of steroids for the first three days. They gave two kidney dialysis before her kidney biopsy, of which the result came back with 20...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. Your mother is already getting the best treatment. You need not worry as plasma exchange sometimes gives excellent results. The black spots on the tongue are side effects of tablet Cyclophosphamide.Kindly revert in case of further queries.Thank yo...  Read Full »

Why do my thighs hurt after doing heavy work and walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having intense pain in my thighs for the past two days. It happened after doing heavy work and walking for two days. I noticed some marks in both my legs, and I also have neck pain. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.Walking too much suddenly can cause pain, especially when you are not used to it. It would help if you slowly increase the pace and distance of walking over weeks. The red rash on your legs are due to vasculitis. In your case, it is exercise...  Read Full »

Does my report say that I have vasculitis and if so, am I at COVID risk?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old female, and I was diagnosed with lupus more than 15 years ago. It was considered mild, with the main problems being light sensitivity, fatigue, muscle aches, and occasional mouth ulcers. I was tested positive for ANA and was negative for all other autoantibodies, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You have absolutely no risk for vasculitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). These tests are for a very rare type of vasculitis, and fortunately, they are negative. Concerning your lupus, it was mild, and it is expected that the disease goes into...  Read Full »

Why do I experience multiple nerve and brain-related symptoms for more than five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing strange symptoms for more than five years. It started with pressure in my left side under my rib cage. Soon after that, my feet started burning. This happened suddenly overnight, and I was diagnosed with neuropathy. I started having episodes of flashing lights...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are multisystemic and challenging to fit into one diagnosis. In the absence of specific symptoms and signs seen in rheumatological diseases, diagnosis is a little uncertain. However, an ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) of 119 is very high and ce...  Read Full »

How to treat long term cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a college student. Since last years, I feel cough all the time. Before two years, I had cold and fever and since that time I am having cough. I have consulted an ENT specialist regarding this, but nothing happened. I have attached the prescription as well. Earlier, I was able to visu...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail, the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and have the following observations: Chronic cough not responding to medicines, difficulty thinking (cognitive impairment), memory problems, periods of delirium or ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pain caused by cutaneous vasculitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 18-year-old daughter has cutaneous vasculitis, mainly covers her lower legs, according to the ER doctor and family doctor as of 3 weeks ago. She is so miserable. I have had to keep her home from school and let her put her feet up. When she goes to school or is on her feet for any leng...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history. It seems a bit weird that no one is starting the treatment yet. Firstly, with vasculitis, one needs to see if it is limited only to the skin or the internal organs as well. We need to see her blood routine, urine routine, and a chest x...  Read Full »

What causes sharp headaches and abrupt vision shifts?

Query: Hi doctor, For a week or two, while walking around, I have had the feeling that I was lightheaded or unsteady on my feet. It was not like the room shifting. Today, I have had a sharp headache above one eye. While sitting at my desk, my field of vision shifted abruptly. What does that sound like? I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be due to ocular migraine, brain lesion, vasculitis, hypertension and stress. I would suggest you to consult a neurologist and have yourself examined. You need to carry out MRI brain to exclude any brain lesion as the cause for your symptoms. Also, ha...  Read Full »

I am suffering from painless non-itchy follicles in legs for past six months. what could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from follicles on legs from six months it is non-itchy and painless, and when I apply any cream Clop-G it becomes tiny, and after stopping the cream becomes as usual, and from six months, I saw a minor change in the increase or decrease in size. Please suggest what is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks to me like lichen planus or vasculitis. But skin biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis. For that, you need to visit a skin specialist in person. If you have lesions anywhere else on the body, send pictures of them too. Meanwh...  Read Full »

Can erythema nodosum occur at the same spot in both feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female with a history of erythema nodosum. I used to get outbreaks over my bilateral shins and ankles. Last bad outbreak was probably around seven to eight years ago. I woke up this morning with pain and swelling of the lateral parts of both the feet around the cuboid...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Reading your case summary and studying the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I would say that the favorable diagnosis in your case would be erythema nodosum (inflammation of fat cells under the skin). Characteristi...  Read Full »

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