How do you get rid of exercise-induced vasculitis?
Exercise-induced vasculitis is self-limiting and resolves after a few days. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, topical corticosteroids and elevation of the affected legs may reduce symptoms.
What causes exercise-induced vasculitis?
As the name implies, exercise-induced vasculitis is typically induced by strenuous muscle activity, particularly during warm and humid weather. It is thought that the temperature regulation mechanisms within the calf muscles break down, leading to reduced venous return and blood stasis.
How common is exercise-induced vasculitis?
Although exercise-induced vasculitis (EIV) is usually misdiagnosed, it is not uncommon. Occurring mostly after prolonged exercise, especially in hot weather, EIV is an isolated cutaneous vasculitis with stereotypical presentation.