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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Private: Cutaneous Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis: Overview

…iew In approximately 50% of cases, cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is caused by associated disease or underlying infection, or by a chemical or drug. The therapeutic strategy is to treat the underlying disorder. Recreational cocaine use m…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: References

…ter DA, Pittelkow MR, Wada DA. (2012). Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis associated with solid organ malignancies: the Mayo Clinic experience, 1996 to 2009, JAAD, 66(2):e55-65. Ting TV. (2014). Diagnosis and management of cutaneous vasculitis in chil…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis vs. livedo 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,…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Allergic (leukocytoclastic) vasculitis vs. Septic 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

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…rmatitis, venous stasis dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, and vasculitis. Venous stasis dermatitis is commonly bilateral, and is not accompanied by signs of systemic inflammation. Most cases of cellulitis are caused by streptococci. Staphylococcus au…

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Urticaria: Key Points

…rs 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-mediated react…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…, or meningo-radiculitis; encephalitis, myelitis and cerebral vasculitis are rare presentations. Widespread systemic involvement may occur in immunosuppressed or immunocompromised individuals. Further diagnostic evaluation is often warranted to deter…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…stemic lupus include chilblains (pernio), livedo reticularis, vasculitis, and other (non-oral) ulcerations. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) may be divided into four subtypes: discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, lupus profundus, and bullous l…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vasculitis

See Fig. 5.218 A&B. Figure 5.218 Vasculitis. A. Small vessel. B. Large vessel. Before a reasoned and reasonable method for diagnosis histopathologic of vasculitis in skin and subcutaneous fat can be formulated, a definition of vasculitis must be…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lymphocytic Vasculitis?

“Lymphocytic vasculitis can be inferred unequivocally if there are infiltrates of lymphocytes in and around the walls of venules accompanied by fibrin deposition in their walls or lumens, or both.” Carlson JA, Mihm MC, Leboit PE. Cutane…