Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)


Ko-Ron Chen

Ko-Ron Chen
MD, PhD, Head of Department of Dermatology, Saiseikai Central Hospital 1-4-17 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073,

  • Review Article
    Importance of Cutaneous Vasculitis in Rheumatology
    Author(s): Ko-Ron ChenKo-Ron Chen

    Cutaneous vasculitis may present as a significant component of many systemic vasculitic syndromes such as rheumatoid vasculitis or anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated primary vasculitic syndromes like microscopic polyangiits. Cutaneous vasculitis manifested most often as palpable purpura or infiltrated erythema indicating dermal small vessel vasculitis and less commonly as nodular erythema, livedo reticularis, deep ulcers or digital gangrene suggesting subcutaneous muscular vessel vasculitis.Coexistence of dermal small vessel vasculitis and subcutaneous muscular vessel vasculitis usually indicated systemic vasculitis such as connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated vasculitis, ANCA associated vasculitis. Behcet’s disease, polyarteiritsnodosa, Cogan’s syndrome, and malignancy associated. An appropriate lesional skin biopsy is the key to obtaining the di.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1149.1000131

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