Systemic vasculitis is a general term that describes uncommon conditions that cause inflammation of blood vessels. Types of systemic vasculitis treated in a rheumatology clinic include giant cell arteritis, temporal arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis,Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic polyarteritis, Churg-Strauss syndrome,Behcet’s disease and cryoglobulinemia. Symptoms or signs of a systemic vasculitis may include new or extensive skin rashes, fevers, severe fatigue, pain, new kidney disease, new lung disease, neurologic abnormalities and severely abnormal labs. These conditions can be very severe and warrant prompt medical attention as well as regular follow up with a rheumatologist.
Choosing Your San Antonio Vasculitis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Vasculitis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
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