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how can systemic vasculitis affect the skin?

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Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Bleeding into skin: Systemic vasculitis can affect the small blood vessels in the skin causing bleeding into the skin. This can take on many forms depending on the amount of bleeding into the skin. Anywhere from pinpoint bleeding to large bruised areas. Vasculitis is a serious illness and needs to be evaluated and the cause determined if possible.
Answered on Oct 11, 2012
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Cutaneous vasculitis is commonly seen in some forms of systemic vasculitis.
Answered on Feb 14, 2013

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