Retiform purpura: Workup and therapeutic considerations in select conditions

Corey Georgesen, Lindy P. Fox, Joanna Harp

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In this article we focus on updates in select etiologies of retiform purpura. These causes of retiform purpura, in addition to bacterial or fungal sepsis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, purpura fulminans, and catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, are important diagnoses with potential for morbidity and mortality. Important aspects in the pathophysiology, patient demographics and risk factors, updates in the diagnostic workup, histopathology, and treatment of these specific conditions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-816
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • ANCA
  • calciphylaxis
  • cryoglobulinemia
  • livedoid vasculopathy
  • purpura
  • retiform purpura
  • vasculitis
  • vasculopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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