The treatment for allergic granulomatosis and angiitis uses two categories of drugs, namely corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs. In order to confirm the disease, tests are conducted. These include biopsy of the cells of the affected organ. Once vasculitis is confirmed, the levels of eosinophils are measured and also the person’s risk factor is assessed. Once all these diagnostic steps are done, the treatment commences. Doctors can prescribe either only corticosteroids for people who show milder symptoms to a mix of both corticosteroids and immunosuppressant drugs for more severe cases. The usage of these drugs is based on the following benefits provided by medications:
Corticosteroids - this group of steroids are used to control the inflammation of the blood vessels. Since corticosteroids have proven to work on people suffering only from allergic reactions or asthma, they also work on allergic granulomatosis and angiitis.
Immunosuppressant drugs - these drugs, as the name suggests, work to suppress the immune system’s overactivity. People whose immune systems act against their own cells have been prescribed these drugs to prevent the immune system from causing excessive damage to organs.