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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis with Unusual Presentation of annular purpura
Pei-Lun Sun , Hsin-Yi Su , Hsiu-Chin Chen
Dermatol Sinica 19: 351-356, 2001

A 57-year-old male who has suffered from itchy skin rashes for 2 weeks attended to our dermatological department for help. 2 days later, many bizarre annular skin rashes appeared. Physical examination showed many pruritic polycyclic purpura with centrifugal extension. No abdominal pain or arthralgia was noted. Platelet count, bleed time, prothrombin time(PT) and activated partial thrombin time(APTT) were normal. Histopathological findings were features of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Direct immunofluorescence stainings showed negative results. The laboratory examinations related to leukocytoclastic vasculitis were within the normal limit. The patient received systemic steroid treatment, the response was good.

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