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Dendrocytoclasis in Henoch-Schönlein purpura.

Estrada JA, Goffin F, Cornil F, Pierard-Franchimont C, Pierard GE
DOI: 10.2340/0001555571358359


We studied by immunohistochemistry the fate of factor XIIIa-positive dermal dendrocytes in Henoch-Schönlein purpura. We have observed apoptosis affecting most of the perivascular dendrocytes. Such an aspect of dendrocytoclasis has never previously been reported in inflammatory disorders in the absence of vasculitis.


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