Reumatología Clínica (English Edition) Reumatología Clínica (English Edition)
Reumatol Clin 2017;13:297-8 - Vol. 13 Num.5 DOI: 10.1016/j.reumae.2016.04.008
Case report
Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis and Infection. Report of a Case
Vasculitis leucocitoclástica e infección. A propósito de un caso
María Jose Moreno Martínez, , Deseada Palma Sánchez, Elena Peñas Martínez, Ana Haro Martínez, Marta Mayor González
Hospital Rafael Méndez, Lorca, Murcia, Spain
Received 25 January 2016, Accepted 08 April 2016

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis is the most common cause of cutaneous vasculitis in clinical practice. Its causes are various, among which are certain infections. We report the case of a man (28 years old) who debuted with vasculitic lesions in inferior members compatibles leukocytoclastic vasculitis on pathology. The study of causation is the presence of a positive urethral discharge to Ureaplasma urealyticum, dramatically improving lesions after treatment thereof.


La vasculitis leucocitoclástica es la causa más frecuente de vasculitis cutánea en la práctica clínica. Sus causas son diversas, entre las que se encuentran ciertas infecciones.

Presentamos el caso de un varón de 28 años que debuta con lesiones vasculíticas en miembros inferiores, compatibles con una vasculitis leucocitoclástica en la anatomía patológica. En el estudio de causalidad se encuentra la presencia de un exudado uretral positivo a Ureaplasma urealyticum, mejorando drásticamente las lesiones tras el tratamiento del mismo.

Cutaneous vasculitis, Infection, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Palabras clave
Vasculitis cutánea, Infección, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Vasculitis leucocitoclástica


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Reumatol Clin 2017;13:297-8 - Vol. 13 Num.5 DOI: 10.1016/j.reumae.2016.04.008
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