Scurvy and Tinea Corporis Simulating Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

Haley D. Heibel, Sidra Ibad, Yusuf Chao, Komal K. Patel, Jake Hutto, Lucas E. Redd, Daniel R. Nussenzveig, Kimberly H. Laborde, Clay J. Cockerell, Kyawt Shwin

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a small vessel inflammatory condition considered to be caused by circulating immune complexes and often occurs after an acute infection or exposure to a new medication, although it may be associated with an underlying systemic disease or be idiopathic in nature. It is important to determine the etiology, identify the extent of the disease for early intervention and appropriate management, and treat and/or eliminate the underlying cause. Here, we report cases of scurvy and tinea corporis that presented with histopathologic features of LCV and had significant clinical improvement with treatment of the underlying etiologies. These cases emphasize that histopathologic features of early evolving LCV may be seen in other settings including scurvy and tinea corporis. Appropriate treatment of the underlying condition is important for optimized patient management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E230-E233
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • dermatophytosis
  • leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • scurvy
  • tinea corporis
  • vitamin C deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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