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Cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the presence of methimazole therapy.

Ribeiro Cde O, Magrin PF, Vilar EA, Durães SM, Estrella RR - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Treatment with antithyroid drugs may be accompanied by side effects.We present a patient diagnosed with Grave's Disease who developed extensive vasculitis in the lower limbs during methimazole use.After suspension of the methimazole and the introduction of prednisone in immunesupressor doses the cutaneous lesions started to involute.

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Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Antônio Pedro University Hospital, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, (RJ), Brazil. carla_ribb@yahoo.com.br

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Treatment with antithyroid drugs may be accompanied by side effects. We present a patient diagnosed with Grave's Disease who developed extensive vasculitis in the lower limbs during methimazole use. After suspension of the methimazole and the introduction of prednisone in immunesupressor doses the cutaneous lesions started to involute.

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Mentions: A biopsy of the superficial skin lesion was in addition performed in the right lateralmalleolus region. Histopathological examination revealed neutrophilic leukocytoclasticvasculitis of small vessels (Figure 4).


Cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis in the presence of methimazole therapy.

Ribeiro Cde O, Magrin PF, Vilar EA, Durães SM, Estrella RR - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Small vessels leukocytoclastic vasculitis
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f04: Small vessels leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Mentions: A biopsy of the superficial skin lesion was in addition performed in the right lateralmalleolus region. Histopathological examination revealed neutrophilic leukocytoclasticvasculitis of small vessels (Figure 4).

Bottom Line: Treatment with antithyroid drugs may be accompanied by side effects.We present a patient diagnosed with Grave's Disease who developed extensive vasculitis in the lower limbs during methimazole use.After suspension of the methimazole and the introduction of prednisone in immunesupressor doses the cutaneous lesions started to involute.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Antônio Pedro University Hospital, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, (RJ), Brazil. carla_ribb@yahoo.com.br

ABSTRACT
Treatment with antithyroid drugs may be accompanied by side effects. We present a patient diagnosed with Grave's Disease who developed extensive vasculitis in the lower limbs during methimazole use. After suspension of the methimazole and the introduction of prednisone in immunesupressor doses the cutaneous lesions started to involute.

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Related in: MedlinePlus