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urticarial vasculitis


Definition: painful, purpuric cutaneous lesions resembling urticaria but lasting longer than 24 hours, with biopsy findings of leukocytoclastic vasculitis and variable systemic changes, often with hypocomplementemia.

Synonym(s): hypocomplementemic vasculitis

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