cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis

cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis

A small vessel vasculitis that primarily affects dermal postcapillary venules, which is not associated with systemic vasculitis. Cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis is usually uniepisodic, resolves spontaneously in weeks to months, and is often drug-related.

Aetiology
Allopurinol, hydantoins, penicillins, propylthiouracil, pyrazolones, quinolones, retinoids, sulfonamides.

Management
Antihistamines, NSAIDs, corticosteroids.
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Cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis and vasculitis associated with probable etiology were the frequent types.
Our results demonstrated that cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis was the most common type of biopsy proven CV which was in accordance with the study conducted by Blanco et al.5 Moreover, Blanco et al.5 suggested that 10% of the patients with biopsy-proven CV had vasculitis associated with systemic disease, while this type of vasculitis was less prevalent in our study.

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