Angioimmunoblastic t-cell lymphoma presenting as purpura fulminans

Cutis. 2015 Feb;95(2):113-5.


Purpura fulminans is a nonspecific hematologic emergency with high initial mortality, representing a thrombotic occlusion of blood vessels leading to skin necrosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation, and often reported in the setting of sepsis. We report a case of nonfatal purpura fulminans in the context of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy / complications
  • Immunoblastic Lymphadenopathy / pathology*
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / complications
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Purpura Fulminans / etiology
  • Purpura Fulminans / pathology*