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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Cogan's Syndrome

Can I get Social Security Disability for Cogan’s syndrome? You are probably asking this question because you have Cogan’s syndrome, and it and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disabling ailments along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disabled-cant-work Vasculitis is a broad, general term that refers to a group of uncommon diseases that are characterized by inflammation in and damage to the walls of various blood vessels. Your blood vessels are what compose your vascular system. As a group, these diseases are known as vasculitides. Each one of these diseases is indicated by distribution of blood vessel involvement, certain patterns of particular organ involvement and laboratory test abnormalities. Blood vessels Your blood vessels are made up of arteries and veins. Your arteries transport oxygen-rich blood to all of the tissues of your body. Your veins carry back oxygen-depleted blood from your tissues to your lungs to get more oxygen. Cogan’s syndrome is a form of vasculitis. It is named after D.G. Cogan. He is the ophthalmologist who first described this disease in 1945. Cogan’s syndrome is a rare condition. It usually develops in children and young adults who are in their 20’s and 30’s. In many instances, Cogan’s syndrome occurs after you recover from an influenza-like respiratory infection. Cogan’s syndrome is marked by several signs and symptoms. Some of these are: Inflammation of the cornea of your eye (the front part of your eye) Fever Episodes of dizziness Hearing loss Ringing in your ears Fatigue Nausea Vomiting Unintentional weight loss Bilateral blurring of vision Sensitivity to light Vertigo Enlarged lymph nodes Night sweats Shortness of breath Difficulty with balance Arm pain Chest pain Cardiac involvement that includes aortic valve insufficiency, aortitis and pleuritis. The cause of Cogan’s syndrome is not known. However, researchers believe it is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is a disease in which for some unknown reason your immune system attacks your own body. In regard to Cogan‘s syndrome, your immune system makes antibodies that attack your eye tissue and inner ear. Some people have had a bacterial infection before getting Cogan‘s syndrome. Because of this, some researchers believe that infection triggers your immune system, which results in the disease. However, the vast majority of people who have a bacterial infection do not acquire the disease. Reason why Again, you may be suffering with Cogan’s syndrome. The disease and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disabling conditions along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability. Were you turned down? Simple fact If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, here is a simple fact to remember. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than claimants who are not represented by a disability attorney. The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+