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Vasculitis

Vasculitis

It can be limited to one area on your skin such as your leg or buttock as shown on the two patients above.

Or may also present all over your body in patterns such as the one shown above..

If you have bumps on your skin that may just look like insect bites you may have Vasculitis, just like our
patient in the above photo.

These lesions might be the first manifestation of a serious internal disease, Vasculitis. Vasculitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the arteries and veins. It may only affect your skin or may also involve the arteries and veins of your internal organs as well.

There are many different skin or internal diseases that can present like the above rash. Some of them may resolve with a simple treatment like a topical cream with no serious consequences expect. Others need immediate diagnosis and treatment to prevent progression of the disease.

Dr. Shafa can diagnose these diseases just by looking at and touching your skin lesions.

If an internal disease is suspected, a simple blood test or skin biopsy can help to make or confirm the diagnosis and guide the proper treatment.

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases may lead to further progression of the disease
including involvement of the internal organs. This may complicate treatment and recovery.

Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Shafa to evaluate your rash. 

Our practice provides dermatology services to patients around Orange County including but not limited to; Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Dana Point, Tustin, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Corona, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Brea, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente and Orange

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