Palpable purpura

An algorithmic approach

G. L. Stevens, H. M. Adelman, P. M. Wallach

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Cutaneous vasculitis, secondary to drug reaction, infection or collagen vascular disease, is the most common identifiable cause of palpable purpura. Common causes of palpable purpura often can be identified during the patient's history and physical examination. When this condition occurs in a patient who has not had a known precipitating event, or when the cause is unclear from the history and physical examination, diagnosis may be based on findings of the laboratory investigations and skin biopsy. Many cases of palpable purpura are idiopathic and self-limited. When treatment is necessary, dapsone, colchicine or systemic corticosteroids are useful drugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1355-1362
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume52
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Fingerprint

Purpura
Physical Examination
Collagen Diseases
Dapsone
Skin
Colchicine
Vasculitis
Vascular Diseases
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
History
Biopsy
Infection
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

Cite this

Stevens, G. L., Adelman, H. M., & Wallach, P. M. (1995). Palpable purpura: An algorithmic approach. American Family Physician, 52(5), 1355-1362.

Palpable purpura : An algorithmic approach. / Stevens, G. L.; Adelman, H. M.; Wallach, P. M.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 52, No. 5, 01.01.1995, p. 1355-1362.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Stevens, GL, Adelman, HM & Wallach, PM 1995, 'Palpable purpura: An algorithmic approach', American Family Physician, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 1355-1362.
Stevens GL, Adelman HM, Wallach PM. Palpable purpura: An algorithmic approach. American Family Physician. 1995 Jan 1;52(5):1355-1362.
Stevens, G. L. ; Adelman, H. M. ; Wallach, P. M. / Palpable purpura : An algorithmic approach. In: American Family Physician. 1995 ; Vol. 52, No. 5. pp. 1355-1362.
@article{b0eedd69ae39402698b6c3612e078bf1,
title = "Palpable purpura: An algorithmic approach",
abstract = "Cutaneous vasculitis, secondary to drug reaction, infection or collagen vascular disease, is the most common identifiable cause of palpable purpura. Common causes of palpable purpura often can be identified during the patient's history and physical examination. When this condition occurs in a patient who has not had a known precipitating event, or when the cause is unclear from the history and physical examination, diagnosis may be based on findings of the laboratory investigations and skin biopsy. Many cases of palpable purpura are idiopathic and self-limited. When treatment is necessary, dapsone, colchicine or systemic corticosteroids are useful drugs.",
author = "Stevens, {G. L.} and Adelman, {H. M.} and Wallach, {P. M.}",
year = "1995",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "52",
pages = "1355--1362",
journal = "American Family Physician",
issn = "0002-838X",
publisher = "American Academy of Family Physicians",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Palpable purpura

T2 - An algorithmic approach

AU - Stevens, G. L.

AU - Adelman, H. M.

AU - Wallach, P. M.

PY - 1995/1/1

Y1 - 1995/1/1

N2 - Cutaneous vasculitis, secondary to drug reaction, infection or collagen vascular disease, is the most common identifiable cause of palpable purpura. Common causes of palpable purpura often can be identified during the patient's history and physical examination. When this condition occurs in a patient who has not had a known precipitating event, or when the cause is unclear from the history and physical examination, diagnosis may be based on findings of the laboratory investigations and skin biopsy. Many cases of palpable purpura are idiopathic and self-limited. When treatment is necessary, dapsone, colchicine or systemic corticosteroids are useful drugs.

AB - Cutaneous vasculitis, secondary to drug reaction, infection or collagen vascular disease, is the most common identifiable cause of palpable purpura. Common causes of palpable purpura often can be identified during the patient's history and physical examination. When this condition occurs in a patient who has not had a known precipitating event, or when the cause is unclear from the history and physical examination, diagnosis may be based on findings of the laboratory investigations and skin biopsy. Many cases of palpable purpura are idiopathic and self-limited. When treatment is necessary, dapsone, colchicine or systemic corticosteroids are useful drugs.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029162637&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029162637&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

VL - 52

SP - 1355

EP - 1362

JO - American Family Physician

JF - American Family Physician

SN - 0002-838X

IS - 5

ER -