Lawrence Gibson, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Lawrence Gibson

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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis (Allergic vasculitis; Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What to be alert for in the history Vasculitis in the skin may follow a variety of illnesses such as infection, result from a drug sensitivity, represent a manifestation of a systemic illness or connective tissue disease, develop in malignancy or from other causes. Nonspecific or non-localizing antecedent illnesses…

Polyarteritis nodosa (cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa, cutaneous periarteritis nodosa)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Most often patients will display a cutaneous livedo vascular pattern with or without underlying systemic symptoms other than mild joint or muscle discomfort in cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN). Systemic polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) patients may have fever, malaise, and signs or…

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