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Cryoglobulinemic Purpura

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Examples are provided by hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis, cryoglobulinemic purpura, lymphocytic Vasculitis of livedoid lesions [1]. This paper describes the cutaneous histopathological findings of some Vasculitis related Pediatric diseases, be they pertaining to a Systemic Vasculitis with corresponding cutaneous Vasculitis, to a systemic Vasculitis with sporadic cutaneous vasculitic involvement, and to a systemic Vasculitis without cutaneous vasculitic involvement [2]. Type and level of histopathological vasculitic involvement, caliber of the vessel, type of vasculitis associated Infiltrate, are likewise reliable integration in the complex diagnostic path of Vasculitis in childhood [3]. In this article mixed cryoglobulinemia, type II, was diagnosed in a negative for hepatitis b or C patient suffering from visceral leishmaniasis [4]. Antimicrobial therapy against leishmania eliminated the cryoglobulin titer, as well as the clinical manifestations of cryoglobulinemia [5].

Since it is well known that commonly there is relatively dense Inflammatory cell Infiltration mainly in the upper Dermis in lichen planus, the same RT-PCR procedure was performed using RNA from peripheral blood leukocytes from the same patients [6]. The peculiarity of the case presented was its complication with left fibular nerve Neuropathy [7]. So called benign IgG or IgA monoclonal gammopathy may be associated with certain rare clinical entities such as mucinar papulosis or leakage syndrom [8]. When a lymphoplasmacytic disease can be excluded, hypogammaglobulinemia is usually genetic, although rare causes of acquired hypogammaglobulinemia exist [9]. Improvement of the stomatological signs of the disease was noted in all the patients: salivation increased, the parotid glands considerably decreased in size, parotiditis recurrences were absent or seldom, and the Number of the functioning salivary glands of the lower Lip increased [10].

The above therapy showed a positive effect on ophthalmological symptoms of the disease in 5 patients [11]. Combination therapy (6-MP and CP) was effective for the management of such Systemic symptoms of SD and SS as Arthritis, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, Exudative polyserositis, polyneuritis, ulcerative-necrotic Vasculitis, cerebrovasculitis, cryoglobulinemic purpura and glomerulonephritis [12]. Initially both C1q and C3 were depressed in two patients with SLE, one with cryoglobulinemic purpura and one with HbsAg-positive serum sickness, each with acute Vasculitis [13].

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 ,

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