Bilateral breast necrotizing leukocytoclastic vasculitis: First case report

Hassan Baig (Lead / Corresponding author), Wen Ling Choong, Pei Ru Chew, Alessio Vinci

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a very rare immune complex-mediated condition affecting the small vessels walls. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with necrotizing bilateral breast LCV on treatment with glatiramer acetate for multiple sclerosis. Bilateral mastectomies and debridement of the anterior abdominal wall were required due to the rapidly evolving necrotizing process. Rapid assessment and a multidisciplinary approach are fundamental in treating this rare life-threatening condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-898
Number of pages4
JournalBreast Journal
Issue number12
Early online date28 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • bilateral mastectomies
  • leucocytoclastic vasculitis
  • necrotising fasciitis
  • necrotising leucocytoclastic vasculitis
  • necrotising vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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