allergic vasculitis

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allergic vasculitis

an inflammatory condition of the blood vessels that is induced by allergens such as iodides, penicillin, sulfonamides, and thioureas. It is characterized by itching, malaise, and a slight fever and by the presence of papules, vesicles, urticarial wheals, or small ulcers on the skin.
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Allergic vasculitis

allergic vasculitis

A form of nonthrombocytopenic purpura due to a hypersensitivity vasculitis associated with urticaria, erythema, arthritis, gastrointestinal symptoms and renal involvement.
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Immune complex vasculitis usually has a largely dependent distribution, and the pauci-immune variety has a random distribution.
In vasculitic purpura, it's important to determine the variety of immune complex vasculitis, because IgA-associated vasculitis is more likely than IgG- or IgM-predominant vasculitis to persist, recur, ulcerate, and be associated with systemic disease, he said.

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