• The case of a patient who had palpable purpura on his lower extremities due to Lactobacillus-caused subacute bacterial endocarditis is reported. Histologic examination of the purpuric lesions demonstrated a leukocytoclastic angiitis. It is postulated that purpuric and other cutaneous lesions of subacute bacterial endocarditis are related to circulating immune complexes.
(Arch Dermatol 113:1073-1074, 1977)
Rubenfeld S, Min K. Leukocytoclastic Angiitis in Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis. Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1073-1074. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080075011