Systemic vasculitis with prolonged pyrexia, recurrent facial urticaria, skin nodules, pleural effusions and venous thrombosis: an unusual presentation of an uncommon disease

Imad Salah Hassan & Javeed Dar
Classically presenting with multiple or single peripheral cytopenias of variable severity, the myelodysplastic syndromes may occasionally present with bizarre manifestations that confuse the clinical picture and result in significant delays in making the correct diagnosis. We describe the case of an elderly male patient whose presentation with prolonged unexplained fever coupled with cutaneous, pulmonary and other systemic features of inflammation was finally diagnosed as having a primary myelodysplastic syndrome with associated vasculitis after a delay...