Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (682)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

682. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if he has studied recent submissions from the Vasculitis Ireland Awareness foundation with particular reference to the need for early diagnosis for those suffering from the medical complaint and the need to ensure awareness of the condition in view of the fact it is a rare disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31971/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I am aware of the literature circulated by the Vasculitis Ireland Awareness foundation.

There is no set treatment regime for vasculitis. Treatment depends on the type of vasculitis that a person has, the organs affected and the severity or otherwise of the condition. Treatment may involve taking over the counter medication and/or prescription medication or, in certain cases, surgery. A patient's General Practitioner or Consultant is in the best position to advise on the particular treatment options in each individual case.