Cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis associated with hepatitis A virus infection

Joseph Press, Sharon Maslovitz, Ilana Avinoach

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Abstract

Hepatitis A virus has been recognized as an etiologic factor of cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis in only 2 adult cases. We describe at 2- year-old Bedouin girl who developed cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis during the acute phase of hepatitis A infection. The cutaneous punch biopsy from an ecchymotic lesion revealed microscopic findings of a necrotizing vasculitis process involving the superficial and deep blood vessel plexuses. Fibrin thrombi were present of a few blood vessels. She was treated with prednisone 2 mg/kg/day, tapered during 5 weeks. Serum skin scars were noted in previously necrotic areas. Hepatitis A is one of many viruses that may be an etiologic factor in development of cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-967
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume24
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CHILD SELF-HEALING SCAR
  • HEPATITIS A
  • NECROTIZING VASCULITIS

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