Title

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis as a Rare Manifestation of Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis

Department

Internal Medicine

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Cureus

Abstract

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV), also known as small-vessel cutaneous vasculitis, is rarely seen in the setting of staphylococcal infection without bacteremia. Here, we present a case of LCV in a 61-year-old male with chronic staphylococcal osteomyelitis without any evidence of bacteremia. The rash resolved with the treatment of osteomyelitis. As seen in this case, local infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of LCV even when there is no evidence of bacteremia.

First Page

e15685

DOI

DOI: 10.7759/cureus.15685

Publication Date

6-16-2021

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