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J Dermatolog Treat. 2011 Jun;22(3):175-7. doi: 10.3109/09546631003636809. Epub 2010 Jul 28.

Ulcerative cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa treated with mycophenolate mofetil and pentoxifylline.

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  • 1Université Montpellier I, Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Saint-Eloi, CHU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France.


Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a self-limited cutaneous vasculitis characterized by painful nodules, affecting mostly the lower limbs, and livedo reticularis. Despite its benign course, CPAN may display a chronic relapsing evolution with repeated exacerbations. Ulcerative CPAN has a more prolonged evolution and is associated with peripheral neuropathy. We report on a patient with a 20-year history of ulcerative and painful CPAN, refractory to multiple immunosuppressive treatments, treated successfully by mycophenolate mofetil and pentoxifylline.

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