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Question: Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis? My mother was diagnosed with Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis many years ago, and has been off and on steroids for years. While her condition seems to be relatively stable, my question is, can this disease cause damage to the brain...if so what kind of damage can it do and what would some of the symptoms be, reason being, my mother is displaying some strange behavior that I've never seen before..and on her last doctors visit, she was told that brain damage can occur, she is also in her late 50's, so I'm trying to establish a possible reason for this behavior change, the most things I notice is occasional forgetfulness, deliberate lying, confusion, she gets quite emotional, this is causing alot of problems in my relationship and with my child as well, as we all live together at the moment, just in general not normal behavior for her...any help would be greatly appreciated my mom isnt going through menopause..she had a hysterectomy many years ago and they removed her ovaries as well, she has been on steroids off and on, but doesnt do well on them, so the doctors are trying her on other medications.

Answer: I also have vasculitis, but from a different disease.and yes it can affect the brain too, but just guessing here, it is possible for your Mom to be going through Menopause. Another idea could be the years of steroids? I have read that long term steroid use can cause personality changes. If your Mother is very stressed, she may not be realizing changes in herself. Is she on an antidepressant? Just a few thoughts. none can explain the lying though unless she is doing it as self preservation or denial about life's hard knocks. Good luck to you all.

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