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April 1965

Disseminated Pruriginous Angiodermatitis (Itching Purpura)

Author Affiliations


From the Post-Graduate Division, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine of Buenos Aires, República Argentina (Head: Prof. Dr. Luis E. Pierini).

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(4):351-356. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600100067017

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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