Hypersensitivity Vasculitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 03, 2020
  • Author: Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the pathophysiology of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What causes hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the prevalence of hypersensitivity vasculitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What are the racial predilections of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What are the sexual predilections of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

How is Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) differentiated from hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the prognosis of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the focus of clinical history in the evaluation of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What are the possible complications of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Hypersensitivity Vasculitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the role of pulmonary function tests in the workup of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Treatment

How is hypersensitivity vasculitis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of hypersensitivity vasculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Cytotoxic/immunosuppressives are used in the treatment of Hypersensitivity Vasculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Hypersensitivity Vasculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatories are used in the treatment of Hypersensitivity Vasculitis?