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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels.

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis , also known as Henoch-Schönlein purpura, shows considerable endothelial cell damage, neutrophil infiltration and red cell extravasation.

Vasculitis that can involve the skin includes, in addition to Henoch-Schönlein purpura, hypersensitivity angiitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, Sweet's syndrome, erythema nodosum, livedoid vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, malignant atrophic papulosis, as well as other inflammation of small and large vessels.

Treatment:

  • Remove or treat cause
  • Colchicine shows benefit in LCV
  • Case reports of benefits from the use of Dapsone, systemic corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants
Vasculitis


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