Treatment of vasculitis
Treatment for most types of vasculitis is not known. Typical treatment of vasculitis will depend on the type of vasculitis, the symptoms, organs affected and severity. In most cases prescription medicines are used to treat severe vasculitis. Rarely, surgery may be done. People who have mild vasculitis may find relief with over-the-counter pain medicines, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
Medicines involved in treating vasculitis include corticosteroids and cytotoxic medicines.
While corticosteroids help reduce inflammation in your blood vessels cytotoxic medicines are taken when the condition is severe. In the case of vasculitis like Kawasaki’s disease high-dose aspirin and immune globulin are used as treatment. Immune globulin is a medicine that is injected into a vein.
Written by: healthplus24.com
Date last updated: November 15, 2013