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Vasculitis | Pseudo-Wegener's Granulomatosis Associated w/ Cocaine or Amphetamine Abuse

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a localized or systemic vasculitis for possible drug abuse.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, physical and lifestyle

ICD-10:

F14.90, L95, M31.3

Description:

A person who abuses cocaine or amphetamines may develop a vasculitis that persists as long as the person continues to abuse drugs. Drug abuse should be suspected in a patient with a vasculitis that does not quite fit the usual pattern.

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