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.


Dust Vasculitis 

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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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