A Case of Anaphylactoid Purpura with a Clinical Appearance of Annular Purpura

Keisuke Morita, Kazunori Urabe, Shih Hong Lin, Juichiro Nakayama, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

A 51-year-old woman visited our hospital in 1996 because of painful annular purpuric patches on her lower limbs. The eruptions spread centrifugally and did not respond to antibiotics. A skin biopsy of the marginal ridge of the annular purpura revealed leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the upper dermis and a blood examination revealed a slightly elevated serum IgA level. She was diagnosed to have anaphylactoid purpura. The eruptions showed a good response to corticosteroid therapy and eventually resolved within a few weeks. No recurrence has been observed after the therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)751-753
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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