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Can infection or drug induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis be chronic or acute?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Self-limited

If the problem is from an infection or drug, one would expect the problem to subside within months after the infection has been eradicated or the drug eliminated.
Most cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are presumed to be of an autoimmune nature however.

In brief: Self-limited

If the problem is from an infection or drug, one would expect the problem to subside within months after the infection has been eradicated or the drug eliminated.
Most cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis are presumed to be of an autoimmune nature however.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a description of what is seen under the microscope after a skin biopsy is performed.
Many diseases, medications, or infections can cause LCV. Thus, it is important to understand what caused the LCV in the first place to know whether it can recur. If related to a medication, and the medication is avoided, it should not return.

In brief: Both

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a description of what is seen under the microscope after a skin biopsy is performed.
Many diseases, medications, or infections can cause LCV. Thus, it is important to understand what caused the LCV in the first place to know whether it can recur. If related to a medication, and the medication is avoided, it should not return.
Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
Dr. Jonathan Hausmann
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