Cutaneous vasculitis

A review of aetiology and clinical manifestations in 85 patients in Malaysia

Leelavathi Muthupalani, S. A. Aziz, H. B. Gangaram, S. H. Hussein

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Abstract

Cutaneous vasculitis presents with a variety of clinical morphologies and causes significant morbidity. A total of 85 patients with cutaneous vasculitis at Hospital Kuala Lumpur were retrospectively reviewed. Palpable purpura was seen in 49.4% and frequently involved the lower limbs (50.6%). Identifiable causes include drugs (28.2%), infections (20.0%) and connective tissue disorders (16.5%). Non steroidal anti-inflammatory were the commonest group of drugs responsible for 25% of cases while β-haemolytic streptococci was the leading infectious cause (64.7%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Malaysia
Vasculitis
Skin
Purpura
Streptococcus
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Connective Tissue
Lower Extremity
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Morbidity
Infection

Keywords

  • Cutaneous vasculitis
  • Palpable purpura

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  • Medicine(all)

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Cutaneous vasculitis : A review of aetiology and clinical manifestations in 85 patients in Malaysia. / Muthupalani, Leelavathi; Aziz, S. A.; Gangaram, H. B.; Hussein, S. H.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 64, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 210-212.

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