Drug-induced vasculitis and anticoagulant-related skin reactions are commonly encountered in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The spectrum of clinical presentation is broad and ranges from focal, skin-limited disease, to more extensive cutaneous and soft tissue necrosis, to potentially fatal systemic involvement. The prompt recognition of these adverse events can have a significant impact on patient morbidity and mortality. We highlight the key features of the clinical presentation with an emphasis on primary lesion morphology, distribution, and epidemiology of purpuric drug reactions. The proposed pathophysiology, histologic findings, and therapeutic interventions of these potentially life-threatening diseases are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Clinics in Dermatology|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2020|
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