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Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L95.8 (ILDS L95.800)

Capillaritis is where the capillaries, usually of the legs or lungs, are inflamed.[1]

It may occur in the lungs as pulmonary capillaritis,[2] or in the skin as pigmented purpuric dermatosis.

On the legs it starts out as little brownish dots and can cause aching[citation needed]. Mild capillaritis clears up within 3–4 months[citation needed].