The fundamental clinical characteristics of this condition, which stands out from the rest of the purpuric and pigmentary dermatitides and which was first observed in many countries slightly over ten years ago, consist of widely disseminated purpuric lesions associated with pruritus. It runs a subacute course and recurrences are not infrequent. Its etiopathogenesis is as yet unknown.
As a contribution towards its knowledge, we have reviewed the literature and described the symptomatology and treatment, and we suggest its inclusion as a separate entity among the conditions which bear the generic name of angiodermatitis.
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