What the physical findings characteristic of urticarial vasculitis?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Look for any atypical skin lesions. Lesions that are purpuric, nonblanchable, and palpable are characteristic of urticarial vasculitis. These lesions may leave residual pigmented changes. Tiny pinpoint hives are characteristic of cholinergic urticaria. [35]


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