Minidose heparin therapy for vasculitis of atrophie blanche.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Atrophie blanche vasculitis is due to thromboocclusion of dermal blood vessels. A 28-year-old white man with a very severe case of this disease had a complete remission when he was treated with minidose heparin sodium injections. As little as 5,000 U of heparin every 3 days controlled his vasculitis. Further reduction of heparin dose resulted in an exacerbation of disease which was controlled with more vigorous heparin therapy. The role of minidose heparin in cutaneous disease is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jetton, RL; Lazarus, GS

Published Date

  • January 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 6826806

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0190-9622(83)70002-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States