Microvascular occlusion

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Microvascular occlusion refers to conditions that can present with retiform purpura.[1]

It has been suggested that phenylephrine may be a cause.[2]


  1. ^ Jean L. Bolognia; Joseph L. Jorizzo; Ronald P. Rapini (27 August 2003). Dermatology. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 390–. ISBN 978-0-323-02578-2. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Kalajian, AH.; Turpen, KB.; Donovan, KO.; Malone, JC.; Callen, JP. (Oct 2007). "Phenylephrine-induced microvascular occlusion syndrome in a patient with a heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation.". Arch Dermatol. 143 (10): 1314–7. PMID 17938347. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.10.1314.