Leukocytoclastic vasculitis after COVID-19 vaccination.

ALTUN E., Kuzucular E.

Dermatologic therapy, vol.35, no.3, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/dth.15279
  • Journal Name: Dermatologic therapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is the vasculitis of small vessels. In this report, we describe a 38-year-old male patient who presented to our outpatient clinic with a 1-week history of rash on his lower extremities that had started 4 days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. A diagnosis of LCV was made based on clinical and histopathological findings. The patient was treated with antihistamines and prednisolone, after which improvement was observed in the lesions. With this paper, we aim to raise awareness concerning the possibility of LCV development after COVID-19 vaccination.