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Recurrent vasculitis in cystic fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22791575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 22-year-old man presented with recurrent palpable purpuric rash. His clubbing relates to underlying cystic fibrosis (CF) and his rash was identified as CF-related vasculitis, a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of the disease. It occurs predominantly on the lower limbs, mainly over the dorsa of the feet, ankles and tibial surfaces. The rash occurred while the patient had an infective exacerbation of CF (IECF), however, there had also been previous occurrences without worsening of his pulmonary symptoms, to which the rash remitted spontaneously. The patient responded well to immunosuppression, which was given on this admission due to worsening of his CF-related vasculitis. He died 18 months within the onset of his initial rash.
Lareina Wujanto; Clare Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  2013-03-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology Department, Ealing Hospital, Southall, Middlesex, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
Fatal Outcome
Vasculitis / diagnosis*,  etiology
Young Adult

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