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"Essential" cutaneous vasculitis: what every rheumatologist should know about vasculitis of the skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11148712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although the classification of small-and medium-vessel vasculitides involving the skin remains complex and imperfect, a substantial body of knowledge related to cutaneous vasculitis exists. Some components of this knowledge, though beyond the usual purview of rheumatologists, are essential to understanding the vasculitides. The correct interpretation of cutaneous findings combined with a properly performed skin biopsy yields important insights not only into underlying diagnoses, but also into the pathophysiological mechanisms of individual cases. In this review, we discuss a classification scheme for the cutaneous vasculitides, outline the work-up for evaluating patients with these disorders, and describe the essential features of the major categories of skin vasculitis.
J H Stone; H C Nousari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in rheumatology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1040-8711     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000851     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Rheumatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology (Department of Medicine), the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behcet Syndrome / complications,  pathology
Connective Tissue Diseases / complications,  pathology
Cryoglobulinemia / immunology,  pathology
Erythema / complications,  pathology
Purpura, Schoenlein-Henoch / pathology
Skin Diseases, Vascular / pathology*
Thromboangiitis Obliterans / pathology
Urticaria / complications,  pathology
Vasculitis / classification*,  pathology*

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