Hypersensitivity Vasculitis

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Hypersensitivity Vasculitis

Hypersensitivity vasculitis is an extreme reaction to a drug, infection, or foreign substance that leads to inflammation and damage to blood vessels of the skin. Signs and symptoms may include purple-colored spots and patches on the skin; skin lesions on the legs, buttocks, or trunk; blisters on the skin; hives (urticaria); and/or open sores with dead tissue (necrotic ulcers). This condition is caused by an allergic reaction to a drug or other foreign substance. This condition usually goes away over time; but on occasion, people can have repeated episodes.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypersensitivity Vasculitis" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Paracetamol-induced hypersensitivity vasculitis in a 10-year-old child.
 

Author(s): C Guerriero, F Perino, N Favoriti, R Capizzi, I Sani, D Rigante

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Dec;17(24):3405-6.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Necrotizing vasculitis as a manifestation of hypersensitivity to propylthiouracil].
 

Author(s): Sandra Lopes Mattos e Dinato, Mauro Cesar Dinato, Marcelo Mattos e Dinato, Marcela Castro M Ribeiro, Cintia Yukimi Yamashiro, Ney Romiti

Journal: Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2009 Apr;53(3):374-7.

 

Propylthiouracil (PTU), a thyonamide class drug commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism has been reported to cause adverse reactions in 3% to 12% of patients. The side effects have been described more frequently as mild, but ocasionally severe fatal reactions may occur. We report the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A stinging rash of indeterminate origin. Idiopathic hypersensitivity vasculitis.
 

Author(s): Ravi K Mallavarapu, Sitharam C Nandigam, Edwin W Grimsley

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2009 Feb;79(4):335-6.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypersensitivity Vasculitis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leucocytoclastic vasculitis in a patient with azathioprine hypersensitivity.
 

Author(s): C G Beckett, P Hill, K R Hine

Journal: Postgrad Med J. 1996 Jul;72(849):437-8.

 

We report the case of a 77-year-old man admitted nine days after being commenced on azathioprine with symptoms initially thought to be secondary to sepsis but in fact due to azathioprine hypersensitivity. He developed histologically proven cutaneous leucocytoclastic vasculitis following ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Utility Of Genetic Screening For HLA-B*1301, On Susceptibility To Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Allergic Cutaneous Vasculitis; Urticaria; Psoriasis; Acne; Bullous Skin Diseases; Sterile Pustulosis; Leprosy; Pneumocystis Pneumonia

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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A Randomized Multicenter Study for Isolated Skin Vasculitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Cutaneous Vasculitis; Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa; IgA Vasculitis; Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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Vasculitis Pregnancy Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vasculitis; Behcet's Disease; CNS Vasculitis; Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis; Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA); Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS); Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (GPA); Wegener's Granulomatosis; IgA Vasculitis; Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP); Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA); Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN); Takayasu Arteritis (TAK); Urticarial Vasculitis; Systemic Vasculitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2017

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