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Nodular vasculitis, red spots on legs. Tried pentoxufylline. Cure for symptoms?

Hi doctor I have been goin To the hospital for years .i was 8 now Im 20 and have nodular vasculitis .so many doctors have seen me . I have taken different medicine and know I m on pentoxufylline it been 4months and it s not helping it did at first but now I look at my legs and I see more red spots .. I have a appointment this month on the 28 with the dermatology but hey dont do much . please. if you can help me
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query on HCM.
As per your query you have "Nodular vasculitis" since long time and want to possible cure for it.
Nodular vasculitis is a dermatological entity with a set of multiple causes and even some times we are not able to find out the exact cause of the problem. Most of the times it is a series of multiple medication which are been used for the treatment of the problem. In yours as it is from quite long period so I suspect some of etiologic factor which can cause such long term illness.
we prefer to do a series of investigations which helps us out in reaching to the closest possible diagnosis.
Generally for acute episodes we prefer to give oral steroids and then taper it off and then give a maintenance therapy with different immunomodulator drugs.
You can talk to your dermatologist thoroughly and discuss the treatment option which can be best for you.
You can also ask direct query to me with a detailed history of yourself.
Wish you good health.
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
(MD- Dermatology & STD)
Answered: Fri, 26 Jul 2013
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