Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Rash?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM

Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left?

This systemic vasculitis is characterized by purpura, abdominal pain, hematuria and arthritis. Approximately 75 percent of cases occur in children under the age of 12. The rash primarily involves the lower extremities and buttocks.

Which of the following is your diagnosis?

a) Morphea
b) Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
c) Pigmented Purpuric Dermatoses
d) Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
e) Livedo Reticularis

Please leave your answer in the comment section below. I will share the answer in the next couple of days on Facebook and Twitter, and at the end of my next blog.

Editor’s note: This blog is adapted from the handbook, Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, from Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, and Stephen M. Schleicher, MD. The book is now available for purchase at www.lowerextremityderm.com . The e-book version is now available for purchase at http://tinyurl.com/7itt66v , http://tinyurl.com/7j44vez and http://tinyurl.com/couepf5 .

The answer to the last blog was dermatofibroma.


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura.

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura

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