Christian Pagnoux

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Does this patient have leukocytoclastic vasculitis? Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a frequently-misused histopathologic term that describes the microscopic changes seen in various types of vasculitis affecting the skin and internal organs. However, LCV more typically refers to small-vessel vasculitis of the skin. The terms cutaneous LCV, cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis, and cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis are all…

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