Interesting read on leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LV), tests and treatments

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hello everyone, I want to share a recent article I found interesting and quite understandable:

It helped me clartify that I had done all the tests required and that the diagnosis was correct. It also helped me understand available longterm treatments. And in which category of treatment I currently am (depending on the severeness of the vasculitis and the resistence to treatments.)

Cat. 1: colchicine, dapsone, hydroxychloroquine, pentoxifylline.

Cat. 2: immunosuppressive like azathioprine, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil (I recall my rheumatologist said the latter is not compatible with pregnancy), leflunomide

Cat. 3 (not compatible with pregnancy): cyclophosphamide, rituximab.

In germany where I live we also get ciclosporin in the Cat. 2. It is however not listed in the article. As for the rituximab (biologic agent) it has only been allowed to treat LV this year in Europe. We do not have much experience and feedback in that field. 

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