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February 1983

Urticarial Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis With Cold Urticaria: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Wanderer) and Dermatology (Dr Nuss), University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver; the Department of Medicine, Aurora (Colo) Community Hospital (Dr Tormey); and the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Giclas) and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (Dr Wanderer), National Jewish Hospital, Denver.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(2):145-151. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650260053018

• A patient was seen with cold urticaria and urticarialike lesions with palpable purpura, acquired hypocomplementemia, low levels of circulating immune complexes, and skin biopsy evidence of necrotizing vasculitis. The association of cold urticaria with urticarialike vasculitis may represent a previously unrecognized subset of urticarial vasculitis.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:145-151)