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Leucocytoclastic vasculitis secondary to COVID-19 infection in a young child
  1. Gurinder Kumar1,
  2. Shanta Pillai1,
  3. Paige Norwick2 and
  4. Hulya Bukulmez1
  1. 1Paediatrics, Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gurinder Kumar; kumargurinder{at}


The current case report describes a 13-year-old young boy who presented with purpuric rashes following a completely asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and biopsy-confirmed leucocytoclastic vasculitis, mild haematuria and mild elevation of serum IgA. This case highlights one of the dermatological manifestations of COVID-19 infection which has not been reported so far. Paediatricians should explore the history of this infection when evaluating any child presenting with a vasculitic rash.

  • COVID-19
  • paediatrics (drugs and medicines)
  • skin

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  • Contributors GK conceptualised and designed the case report, drafted the initial manuscript, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. SP and PN collected data, carried out the initial literature review, and reviewed and revised the manuscript. HB designed the data collection instruments, coordinated and supervised data collection, and critically reviewed the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript as submitted and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.