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All Diseases > Cutaneous Vasculitis
Disease Category: Vasculitis Disorders
A rare disorder characterized by inflammation or necrosis (tissue death) of blood vessel walls and skin lesions. Skin lesions commonly come and go, affecting the back, hands, buttocks, lower extremities, and inner forearms. Symptoms include intense itching, skin ulceration, blisters, darkened spots, scarring, fever, joint and muscle pain, and malaise (general discomfort).