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Angiitis And True Vasculitis?

Posted Aug 06 2010 12:00am

I was just at ” Yahoo Answers ” and came across this question…

The only thing that I found a bit out of ” Whack ” about this question is the term ” True Vasculitis? ”

I’m not joking around when I say in all earnestness, I hope that there is not a condition that mimics the vasculitis condition, as I think that most of this audience who have been diagnosed with a vascular condition, in  most instances were not diagnosed quickly…and I would hate to think of what it would be like to have a condition that acts like vasculitis…but isn’t.

Here is how I answered this question…

Hi there. I was diagnosed just over two years ago now with Churg Strauss Syndrome, a rare form of vasculitis and I talk about my condition on my blog, Lew Newmark: My Domestic Life at www.mlcss.com.

Vasculitis is an inflammation of any of the blood vessels of the body. This includes the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, veins and venules. Vasculitis can result in many manifestations in any organ or body system and can lead to potentially serious complications, such as heart attack, stroke, aneurysm of the lungs, and arteritis. In some cases vasculitis can be fatal.

To my understanding, they are both the same thing as we are talking about a blood vessel that is inflamed.

Lew

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