Allergic angiitis

Below you will find more information about Allergic angiitis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Allergic angiitis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Allergic angiitis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Allergic angiitis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Allergic angiitis is also known by another medical term called Churg-Strauss syndrome, which is characterized by a restricted blood flow to the various organs. While this disease normally involves any major body organ, it usually affects the skin and the lungs. The restricted flow of blood can cause serious damage of the affected areas. The restricted flow of blood to the body organs can cause temporary or permanent damage.

Diagnosis

Doctors perform diagnosis through blood tests, biopsy of the affected tissue, and chest x-rays.

Treatment

To date, there are no known cure for this medical condition, although there are medication available to help patients achieve remission as well as prevent further health complications. Cortisteriods, are usually prescribed that is usually administered in high doses.

Symptoms and Signs

There are actually three different development levels of this medical condition, and each stage displays its own symptoms, which largely depends on what organ is affected. In the allergic reaction phase, the patient displays asthma-like symptoms along with sinus inflammation and pain as well as hay fever. In the Second stage, hypereosinophilia, the body begins to produce an abnormally large number of eosinophils that helps fight of infection. General symptoms include night sweats, weight loss, fever, gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain and cough. The third phase, patient experience weight loss, fatigues, malaise and swollen lymph nodes.

Causes

Allergic angiitis is typically caused by an overzealous immune system of the body, which is an autoimmune reaction to allergens and infection.

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