Ear lobe bilateral necrosis by levamisole-induced occlusive vasculitis in a pediatric patient

Silvano Menni, Grazia Pistritto, Raffaele Gianotti, Luciana Ghio, Alberto Edefonti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

We describe a bullous-hemorrhagic reaction of the ear lobes in a child with nephrosis after levamisole intake. This drug is used in children as an alternative treatment of corticosteroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome. Histologic evaluation of a lesion revealed necrotizing vasculitis involving mainly the large vessels of the deep plexus. The lesions disappeared 25 days after discontinuation of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Ear lobe bilateral necrosis by levamisole-induced occlusive vasculitis in a pediatric patient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this