Livedoid vasculopathy

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Livedoid vasculopathy
Other names: Livedoid vasculitis, livedo reticularis with summer/winter ulceration, segmental hyalinizing vasculitis[1]

Livedoid vasculopathy typically presents with painful purplish flat spots and small bumps clustered around the lower legs and ankles.[1] They develop bloody crusts, break down to form ulcers with purplish irregular edges and then heal, when they appear as shiny white thin skinned scars with overlying small blood vessels.[1]

It is a longterm skin condition seen predominantly in young to middle-aged women.[2] One acronym used to describe its features is "painful purpuric ulcers with reticular pattern of the lower extremities" (PURPLE).[1][3]

It can be divided into a primary (or idiopathic) form and a secondary form, which has been associated with a number of diseases, including chronic venous hypertension and varicosities.[4]: 343 

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "35.Cutaneous vascular diseases". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. pp. 819–820. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-10-01. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  2. Johnstone, Ronald B. (2017). "8. Vasculopathic reaction pattern". Weedon's Skin Pathology Essentials (2nd ed.). Elsevier. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-7020-6830-0. Archived from the original on 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2022-09-29.
  3. Keshavmurthy A Adya; Arun C Inamadar; Aparna Palit (January–February 2014). "Reticulate Dermatoses". Indian Journal of Dermatology. 59 (1): 3–14. doi:10.4103/0019-5154.123480. PMC 3884924. PMID 24470653.
  4. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.

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