This heterogeneous group of disorders is characterized by inflammation of small blood vessels. Hypersensitivity vasculitis may occur as a primary disease or in association with an underlying illness such as a connective tissue disorder or malignancy. Patients show any one of a number of different skin lesions; visceral organ involvement may also be present. The prognosis is generally good. Remission may be hastened by a brief course of corticosteroids.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice