What causes leukocytoclastic vasculitis in hepatitis C (Hep C)?

Updated: Apr 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Leukoclastic vasculitis occurs as a result of circulating immune complexed depositing with endothelial cell gaps in the skin and mucous membranes. The antigen is usually not known or determined, although it may be HCV.


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