What is the role of lab tests in the workup of cutaneous cholesterol emboli (CCE)?

Updated: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The most common findings in one group of patients with CCE were an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, blood eosinophilia, and rising serum urea nitrogen and creatinine values. Others have reported positive findings for antinuclear antibodies, rheumatoid factor, perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies with antimyeloperoxidase specificity, and hypocomplementemia.


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