What are the cutaneous signs and symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Cutaneous findings are variable and nonspecific and usually affect the lower extremities

Palpable purpura or skin ulcers (45%) [1] ; ulcerations may resemble pyoderma gangrenosum

Petechiae, vesicles, pustules, hemorrhagic bullae, livedo reticularis, digital necrosis, subungual splinter hemorrhages, and genital ulcers resembling squamous cell carcinoma have been reported


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