Aug 18, 2020 · La vasculitis es una inflamación de los vasos sanguíneos. Ocurre cuando el sistema inmunitario del cuerpo ataca a los vasos sanguíneos por equivocación. Puede ocurrir por una infección, una medicina u otra enfermedad. La causa es a menudo desconocida. La vasculitis puede afectar las arterias, venas y capilares.
The European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS) is a nonprofit organization committed to uniting vasculitis researchers and clinicians promoting the study and the treatment of vasculitis. Disease Scoring Assessment of disease activity, damage and function in systemic vasculitis is an essential component of EUVAS' clinical trials...
Vasculitis can affect very small blood vessels (capillaries), medium-size blood vessels (arterioles and venules) or large blood vessels (arteries and veins). If blood flow in a vessel with vasculitis is reduced or stopped, the parts of the body that receive blood from that vessel begin to die.
Jun 14, 2021 · Vasculitis can cause problems in the central and peripheral nervous systems, where it affects the blood vessels that nourish the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. (The peripheral nervous system is the vast network of nerves that carry messages to and from the central nervous system to the body.)
We report a case of new-onset renal-limited ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) in a 78-year-old woman with previously normal kidney function after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The patient developed acute kidney injury with proteinuria and microscopic hematuria with many dysmorphic red blood cells in the urine.
Treatment recommendations for vasculitis that causes nerve damage, skin ulcers, and damage to internal organs rely on descriptions of series of patients with vasculitis and your doctor's previous experience. When this kind of vasculitis occurs, despite adequate treatment of joint disease, stronger treatments to control the immune system are used.
Mar 24, 2022 · The goal of treatment is usually to reduce inflammation. People who have mild vasculitis may find relief with over-the-counter pain medicines. For severe vasculitis, you may receive prescription medicines. With treatment, vasculitis can go into remission, which is a period of time when you don’t have symptoms.