Leukocytoclastic Angiitis in Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis

Sheldon Rubenfeld, Kyung Whan Min

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The case of a patient who had palpable purpura on his lower extremities due to Lactobacillus-caused subacute bacterial endocarditis is reported. Histologic examination of the purpuric lesions demonstrated a leukocytoclastic angiitis. It is postulated that purpuric and other cutaneous lesions of subacute bacterial endocarditis are related to circulating immune complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1074
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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