• Cutaneous biopsy specimens from two patients with localized, bacterial, necrotic cellulitis showed a neutrophilic vasculitis with fibrin thrombi, changes indistinguishable from those seen in a third patient with bacterial septicemia. Additional clinical information may be needed before a definitive diagnosis of localized or systemic septic vasculitis can be made with certainty. The clinical and microscopic features of the lesions and their pathologic mechanisms are discussed.
(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:87-92)
Hurwitz RM, Leaming RD, Horine RK. Necrotic CellulitisA Localized Form of Septic Vasculitis. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(1):87-92. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650370093018