leukocytoclastic vasculitis

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leukocytoclastic vasculitis leu·ko·cy·to·clas·tic vasculitis (lōō'kə-sī'tə-klās'tĭk)
n.
Acute cutaneous vasculitis that is characterized by purpura, especially of the legs, and by exudation of neutrophils and sometimes fibrin around dermal venules, with extravasation of red blood cells.

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