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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 315-321

Livedo reticularis: A review of the literature


Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijaya Veeranna Sajjan
Department of Dermatology, JNMC, KLE University, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.164493

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Livedo reticularis (LR) is a cutaneous physical sign characterized by transient or persistent, blotchy, reddish-blue to purple, net-like cyanotic pattern. LR is a benign disorder affecting mainly middle-aged females, whereas livedo racemosa (LRC) is pathologic, commonly associated with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This article aims to review the causes of LR and LRC along with the evaluation and management.


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