IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr Samatha M Swamy, Dr Ramesh Bhat M
Background: Cutaneous vasculitis has varied clinical manifestations. Skin is involved in both small vessel vasculitis and medium vessel vasculitis. Skin biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of cutaneous vasculitis. Based on histology, vasculitis can be classified on the size of vessels affected and the dominant immune cell mediating the inﬂammation. Along with histopathology, other investigations like complete hemogram and serology are needed to make an etiological diagnosis.