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November 1999

Purpuric Edematous Lesions

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(11):1409-b-1414. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-11-dof9021

A 74-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of pruritic edematous lesions on her trunk and limbs. She had a 5-year history of hypertension and was being treated with enalapril and nifedipine. At the time the eruption appeared, the patient had a concurrent upper respiratory tract infection. On examination, numerous erythematous and edematous lesions, 2 to 10 cm in diameter, with a purpuric component were observed on the trunk and limbs (Figure 1). A biopsy specimen was obtained. (Figure 2).

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