Search Results for: vasculitis

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

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

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.

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

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

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,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

…nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations are urticarial papules, purpuric macules, papules, pustules, vesicles, and bullae, ulcers, and scars. The effects of the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

…nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations are urticarial papules, purpuric macules, papules, pustules, vesicles, and bullae, ulcers, and scars. The effects of the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Key Points

…s LCV will require no or only brief courses of immunosuppressive therapy so, if symptoms persist, the concern for a systemic vasculitis should be diagnostically evaluated. Cutaneous LCV may be associated with internal organ involvement, especially…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Initial Evaluation

…ivator inhibitor-1 Connective tissue disease work-up (ANA, ESR, CRP, RF, CH50, anti-DsDNA, anti-Ro/La, anti-RNP, anti-Smith) Vasculitis work-up (hepatitis B/C, ANCAs, Utox, ASO/DNase B, PPD or QuantiFERON®-TB Gold) Cryoglobulins, cryofibrinogens,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Key Points

…aired fibrinolysis, abnormal platelet function, and endothelial cell damage. Synonyms: livedoid vasculitis (misnomer as true vasculitis is not seen), segmental hyalinizing vasculitis, livedo reticularis with summer/winter ulceration, and PURPLE…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis: Overview

Overview 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Key Points

Key Points Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a rare chronic form of fibrosing vasculitis. Firm, red to brown or violaceous nodular lesions developing over joints of the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, often in a symmetric pattern, is the hallmark…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: References

Podjasek JO, Wetter 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…

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