Cutaneous Vasculitis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Vasculitis is a large, inclusive term that is used in reference to a group of uncommon diseases that are marked by inflammation of your blood vessels. Your vascular system refers to the blood vessels of your body. Your blood vessels are made-up of arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood to your bodys tissues and veins that return oxygen-depleted blood from your tissues to your lungs for oxygen. Vasculitis is evidenced by damage to and inflammation in the walls of various blood vessels in your body.
Each one of this group of diseases is marked by distribution of blood vessel involvement, laboratory test abnormalities and certain patterns of particular organ involvement. As a group, these diseases are known as vasculitides.
Cutaneous vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessels in your skin and subcutaneous tissue. Cutaneous vasculitis especially affects your small and medium-sized blood vessels. These are blood vessels like your capillaries, venules and arterioles.
There are three kinds of cutaneous vasculitis. They are acute, subacute and chronic.
Acute cutaneous vasculitis may damage your tissues and affected blood vessels. It can obstruct blood supply to your surrounding tissues and lead to tissue death.
Subacute cutaneous is usually less serious. It usually lasts for about a week.
Chronic cutaneous vasculitis is an ongoing disease. It is marked by the formation of papules and macules in parts of your body where blood vessels are dominant.
A common cause of cutaneous vasculitis is infection. Other possible causes are:
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There are several signs and symptoms that you may have with cutaneous vasculitis. Some of these are:
- Various cancers
- Allergy or hypersensitivity to drugs
- Autoimmune diseases (these are diseases in which your bodys own immune system attacks your own cells)
- Serum sickness.
You or a loved one may have cutaneous vasculitis. Cutaneous vasculitis and/or complications caused by this disease or the underlying condition that is responsible for it may have led to you or your loved ones disability and inability to work.
If this is the case, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may be considering applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by cutaneous vasculitis and/or complications resulting from this disease or the underlying condition that is responsible for it. You may have already tried this option, and your claim was turned down by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one has decided to reapply or appeal the denial, here is something important for you to think about. The fact is that people who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at Social Security Home are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney on their side.
- The formation of macules and papules, wheal or lump formations in your skin
- A rash on the surface of your skin that forms small red blotches that are called petechiae or large bruises that are called ecchymosis
- Pruritus or itching
- Swelling of your lower legs.