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Vasculitis - Screening and Prevention

angiitis  arteritis 

There are no methods to screen for vasculitis. You may be able to prevent some types of vasculitis by adopting healthy lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking.

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Vasculitis - Risk Factors

angiitis  arteritis 

Your risk for a specific type of vasculitis may be higher because of your age, your family history and genetics, infections you have, your lifestyle habits, medicines you take, other medical conditions you have, your race or ethnicity, and your sex.

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Vasculitis - Causes

angiitis  arteritis 

Vasculitis occurs when your immune system injures your blood vessels by mistake. What causes this to happen is not fully known, but when it occurs, your blood vessels become inflamed and can narrow or close off. Rarely, the blood vessel wall may weaken, causing it to expand or bulge. This bulge is known as an aneurysm.

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Vasculitis - Types

angiitis  arteritis 

There are many different types of vasculitis that affect different blood vessels throughout the body.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Living With

consumption coagulopathy 

Acute DIC and its underlying causes are serious life-threatening conditions, so your treatment management and recovery will likely be done in the hospital. If you have been diagnosed with DIC, it is important that you follow your treatment plan, get regular care, and learn the warning signs of complications.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Treatment

consumption coagulopathy 

Treatment for DIC depends on its severity and symptoms. The main goals of treatment for DIC are to control clotting and bleeding and to treat the underlying cause. DIC may go away once the underlying cause is treated.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Diagnosis

consumption coagulopathy 

Your doctor will diagnose DIC based on your medical history, a physical exam, and tests. Your doctor will also look for the cause of DIC, because it does not occur on its own.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

consumption coagulopathy 

Signs and symptoms of DIC depend on whether the condition is acute or chronic. Acute DIC is more severe and develops quickly over hours or days. Chronic DIC happens more slowly and sometimes has no signs or symptoms. Complications from DIC can occur from both the clotting that happens in the early stages of the condition and from bleeding in the later stages. Serious complications include organ damage and hemorrhage.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Screening and Prevention

consumption coagulopathy 

Routine screening is not performed for DIC. If you have a medical condition that raises your risk for DIC, your doctor may recommend testing. For more information about medical tests, visit the diagnosis section.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Risk Factors

consumption coagulopathy 

Risk factors for DIC include infection, injury, lifestyle habits, and other medical conditions.

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