2015, Number 4
Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr 2015; 31 (4)
Liste RS, Chamizo CMG, Paz ELE, Hernández AEA
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a clinicopathologic process characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels.
Objective: Describe the clinical features of leukocytoclastic vasculitis and the treatment used.
Results: Laboratory studies were initiated: ESR, LE cellsI, II and III, rheumatoid factor, throat swab, and skin biopsy; the latter showed leukocyte clastic vasculitis.
Conclusions: leukocytoclastic vasculitis is known also as cutaneous necrotizing venulitis and it occurs in association with chronic diseases. Infections or drugs can precipitated it andit can be developed by unknown causes.The drugs and therapeutic agents described are penicillin, sulfonamide, thiamine, hydantoin, allopurinol, propylthiouracil and hydralazine after recombinantestreptoquinaza, monoclonal antibodies and radiotherapy.