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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis associated with crusted scabies Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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Department of Dermatology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon, Ehime, Japan

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is considered to be a hypersensitivity reaction mediated by immune complexes. The causes of LCV include infections, drugs, and systemic diseases [1]. An association between scabies and vasculitis has been reported [1-6]. Here, we report a patient who developed severe generalized cutaneous vasculitis after scabies infection.A 74-year-old man presented with a two-week history of a progressive pruritic eruption on the trunk and limbs. Treatment with oral prednisone [...]