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Lymphocytic vasculitis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Vasculitis lymphocytic, nodular
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Overview

Lymphocytic vasculitis is one of several skin conditions which are collectively referred to as cutaneous vasculitis. In lymphocytic vasculitis, white blood cells (lymphocytes) cause damage to blood vessels in the skin. This condition is thought to be caused by a number of factors, but the exact cause of most cases is not known. This disease can present with a variety of symptoms, depending on the size, location, and severity of the affected area. In a minority of patients, cutaneous vasculitis can be part of a more severe vasculitis affecting other organs in the body - this is known as systemic vasculitis.[1][2]
Last updated: 11/13/2014

References

  1. Cutaneous Vasculitis. DermNet NZ. September 2014; http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/vasculitis.html. Accessed 11/13/2014.
  2. Carlson JA, Ng BT, Chen KR. Cutaneous vasculitis update: diagnostic criteria, classification, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, evaluation and prognosis. The American Journal of Dermatopathology. 2005; 27(6):504-528. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16314707. Accessed 11/13/2014.
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  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Vasculitis lymphocytic, nodular
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.