Annular leukocytoclastic vasculitis associated with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance

Hossein C. Nousari, Arash Kimyai-Asadi, John H. Stone

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Abstract

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a condition characterized by necrotizing neutrophilic inflammation of small dermal blood vessels usually resulting in palpable purpuric lesions. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis may be secondary to a variety of medications and underlying disease processes, including infections, connective tissue disorders, and malignancies. We describe a patient with a monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance in whom leukocytoclastic vasculitis developed, manifested by a few prominent annular plaques on the lower extremity. The rare association between monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance and leukocytoclastic vasculitis as well as the unusual annular presentation of the disease in this patient is discussed, and the relevant literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-957
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume43
Issue number5 SPEC. SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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