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Skin involvement in ANCA-associated vasculitis.
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PMID:  23188197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The skin is a common target organ in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. Skin lesions may present as the initial manifestation or as the associated cutaneous manifestations in ANCA-associated vasculitis. Visually assessing the cutaneous manifestations and performing a biopsy of skin lesions to facilitate histopathologic confirmation are highly valuable diagnostically. Vasculitis (which affects dermal small vessels and subcutaneous muscular vessels) and nonvasculitic inflammation cause various types of skin lesions. The coexistence of different levels of vasculitis and nonvasculitis can occur in one or in several lesions or on different occasions. These puzzling clinical and histopathologic features may be closely related to the disease activity. Understanding the complicated clinical and histopathologic spectrum of skin lesions will contribute to the early diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis with cutaneous complications.
Ko-Ron Chen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9709923     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Dermatology, Saiseikai Central Hospital, 1-4-17 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0073, Japan,
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