Which additional studies may be useful in the diagnosis of leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV)?

Updated: Dec 09, 2020
  • Author: A Brooke W Eastham, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The following studies may also be appropriate:

  • Patients with fever and/or a heart murmur should undergo cardiac ultrasonography and blood cultures to assess for endocarditis.
  • HIV testing should be performed in patients at high risk and in patients with an otherwise unidentifiable cause of LCV.
  • If the peripheral blood smear result is abnormal, obtaining bone marrow may be useful [35]

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