A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Cutaneous Small-vessel Vasculitis

Megan R. Goeser; Valerie Laniosz; David A. Wetter


Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014;15(4):299-306. 

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Table 5 summarizes key points for the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of CSVV. Clinicians should be aware of the clinical and morphologic presentations of CSVV and the importance of determining extracutaneous involvement and identifiable causes of disease. Many treatment options are available, and therapeutic decisions depend on numerous factors such as whether the episode of vasculitis is isolated or recurrent, has an identifiable cause, affects the patient systemically, or has severe cutaneous involvement. The summary of our approach described here provides helpful information to clinicians encountering patients with CSVV in the outpatient and hospital settings.