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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

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A systemic inflammatory process involving venules by deposits of fibrin within their wall in conjunction with neutrophils and nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Vasculitis and Livedo Reticularis

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A type of small-vessel vasculitis (venulitis) of the skin, occurring especially in the vicinity of the ankle, characterized at first by purpuric macules and patches that, in time, may become hemorrhagic blisters that ulcerate and heal with white, stellate scars (atrophie blanche).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

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An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

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A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

…t times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations are urticarial papules, purpuric macules, papules, pustules, vesicles, and bullae, ulcers, and scars. The effects of the vasculitis on other organs are expressed variously, e.g., by gastroint…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Vasculitis and Livedo Reticularis

A type of small-vessel vasculitis (venulitis) of the skin, occurring especially in the vicinity of the ankle, characterized at first by purpuric macules and patches that, in time, may become hemorrhagic blisters that ulcerate and heal with white, st…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo Vasculitis/Livedo Reticularis/Atrophie Blanche

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Key Points

Key Points Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) represents inflammation of small vessels in the skin stemming from immune complex deposition. Clinically, LCV presents with an eruption of palpable monomorphous purpuric papules, which may have central v…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Key Points

…than 24 hours is suggestive of a different diagnosis, such as urticarial vasculitis. Urticaria (“hives”) may be an acute (less than 6 weeks) or chronic (more than 6 weeks) skin condition. Acute urticaria is commonly an allergic or IgE-me…

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