Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis

Common Name(s)

Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis

Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis (CNV) is one of a group of vasculitis disorders. CNV is characterized by inflammation and tissue damage of the blood vessel walls (necrosis). This damage causes lesions of the skin (cutaneous). Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis may present with small reddish or purple colored lesions on the skin, called purpura. These purpura are often a sign or result of bleeding beneath the skin due to damage to the blood vessels. Other symptoms may include general fatigue, fevers, muscle soreness, and overall discomfort and illness.

CNV can be a primary disease or it can occur as a result of other underlying medical conditions including infection and some autoimmune disorders. Other factors that are thought to be associated with CNV include hypersensitivity to medications or environmental toxins. Although the skin is typically the only sign of involvement, it is possible that these are early signs of systemic (internal and widespread) involvement. Biopsies (tissue samples) are often needed to properly diagnose CNV. Treatment options include anti-viral therapy and other medications. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with CNV, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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The terms "Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical images: cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis in a patient with lepromatous leprosy.
 

Author(s): Teresa Camps-García, Iván Pérez-de Pedro, Ignacio Márquez Gómez, Dariusz Narankiewicz, Mar Ayala-Gutierrez, Andres Sanz-Trelles

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2011 Nov;63(11):3639.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis in a patient with Behcet's disease; mimicking polyarteritis nodosa].
 

Author(s): Naoto Azuma, Masaru Natsuaki, Kiyofumi Yamanishi, Nobuyuki Kondo, Tsuyoshi Iwasaki, Mai Morimoto, Aki Nishioka, Masahiro Sekiguchi, Masayasu Kitano, Naoaki Hashimoto, Kiyoshi Matsui, Hajime Sano

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2010 ;33(3):149-53.

 

A 25-year-old-man was referred with an approximately 1-year history of recurrent fever, tonsillitis, testicular pain and testicular swelling in June 2009. He also complained of visual disturbance, some erythema nodosum (EN) like lesions on his lower extremities and oral aphthous ulcerations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Human necrotizing vasculitis: immunoglobulins and complement in vessel walls of cutaneous lesions and normal skin.
 

Author(s): W M Sams, H N Claman, P F Kohler, R M McIntosh, P Small, M F Mass

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 1975 Jun;64(6):441-5.

 

Immunoglobulins and C3 were detected by immunofluorescence in the blood vessel walls of biopsies of clinically normal skin in patients with active necrotizing vasculitis. Of the 13 patients studied, 9 had C3 and 6 of these had IgM or IgA in biopsies of lesions of vasculitis. In adjacent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrent cutaneous necrotizing eosinophilic vasculitis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Wenfei Li, Wang Cao, Haiyan Song, Yanxia Ciu, Xianmei Lu, Furen Zhang

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We report a case of recurrent cutaneous necrotizing eosinophilic vasculitis (RCNEV) in a 57-year-old male. The patient presented with papules and pruritus of the lower limbs of more than 1 month duration, and with angioedema and intensively pruritic, necrotizing lesions of the bilateral ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ferhat Arslan, Ayse Batirel, Ali Mert, Serdar Ozer

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;16(5):482-5.

 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is usually asymptomatic in immunocompetent patients. A mononucleosis-like syndrome may develop in some patients. Various organ involvements (e.g.: encephalitis, meningitis, retinitis, myocarditis, pneumonia, hepatitis, enterocolitis, neuritis), which ...

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