Vasculitis and Vasculopathy

  • Kasia Szyfelbein Masterpol
  • Andrea Primiani
  • Lyn McDivitt Duncan


Vasculitis is characterized by damage to the vascular endothelium and necrosis of the vessel wall; vasculopathy demonstrates intravascular thrombosis often without significant inflammation. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is characterized by the presence of neutrophils, nuclear dust (leukocytoclasia) and fibrinoid necrosis of vessel walls.


Public Health Vessel Wall Vascular Endothelium Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Fibrinoid Necrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasia Szyfelbein Masterpol
    • 1
  • Andrea Primiani
    • 2
  • Lyn McDivitt Duncan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyBoston Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts General Hospital WRN2, Pathology ServiceBostonUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts General Hospital WRN825, Dermatopathology UnitBostonUSA

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