Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis: A Rare Cause of Palpable Purpura

Authors

  • Aparna Das Dhaka Medical College
  • AKM Aminul Hoque Dhaka Medical College
  • Ratan Das Gupta Dhaka Medical College
  • Gobinda Banik SSMC
  • Md Yeanur Hossain Dhaka Medical College
  • Moinul Islam Dhaka Medical College

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12770

Keywords:

leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Palpable purpura, Drugs

Abstract

Leucocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is an isolated condition without systemic vasculitis or glomerulonephritis. The skin is the most commonly involved organ in LCV, predominantly in the lower extremities. The most common skin manifestation is palpable purpura. Some patients may have arthralgias or arthritis as the presenting symptom, usually oligoarthritis of the knees or ankles. The inflammation of small blood vessels, most commonly postcapillary venules, is the cardinal histologic feature of LCV. A16-year-old male admitted into our medicine unit with palpable purpura. He was diagnosed as leukocytoclastic vasculitisof unidentified etiology on the basis of clinical conditions, laboratory tests, and histopathological analysis. Most important cause of LCV is drugs. So, we report this case to increase the awareness of indiscriminate use of medicine which can case this problems.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12770

J Medicine 2012; 13 : 240-242

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Author Biographies

Aparna Das, Dhaka Medical College

Assistant Professor, Medicine

AKM Aminul Hoque, Dhaka Medical College

Associate Professor, Medicine

Ratan Das Gupta, Dhaka Medical College

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Gobinda Banik, SSMC

Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology

Md Yeanur Hossain, Dhaka Medical College

Registrar, Medicine

Moinul Islam, Dhaka Medical College

Assistant Registrar, Medicine

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Published

2012-11-26

How to Cite

Das, A., Hoque, A. A., Gupta, R. D., Banik, G., Hossain, M. Y., & Islam, M. (2012). Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis: A Rare Cause of Palpable Purpura. Journal of Medicine, 13(2), 240–242. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i2.12770

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Case Reports