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Cutaneous vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, and urticaria 

Cutaneous vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, and urticaria
Cutaneous vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, and urticaria

Susan Burge

, and Graham S. Ogg



Following the consensus recommendation of the American College of Rheumatology, American Society of Nephrology and European League Against Rheumatism in 2011, the term Wegener’s granulomatosis is replaced by granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA).

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date: 15 October 2021

Vasculitis (angiitis) denotes necrotizing inflammation of the blood vessels; occlusive vasculopathy implies vascular occlusion without significant vascular inflammation. A small-vessel cutaneous vasculitis is the most common vasculitis affecting the skin, and may be the first sign of a systemic vasculitis, but 50% of patients have no systemic disease. The clinical findings must be integrated with the results of serological, pathological, and imaging studies to reach a diagnosis....

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