Livedoid vasculitis

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Livedoid vasculopathy
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L95.0
ICD-9-CM 709.1
eMedicine derm/39

Livedoid vasculopathy (also known as "Livedoid vasculitis", "Livedo reticularis with summer/winter ulceration" and "Segmental hyalinizing vasculitis")[1] is a chronic cutaneous disease seen predominantly in young to middle-aged women. One synonym used to describe its features is "Painful purpuric ulcers with reticular pattern of the lower extremities" (PURPLE).[1][2]

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.[3]:343[4]

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  1. ^ a b William D. James; Timothy G. Berger; Dirk M. Elston (2015). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Elsevier. p. 813. ISBN 978-0-323-31967-6. 
  2. ^ 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 3884924Freely accessible. PMID 24470653. 
  3. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  4. ^ Maessen-Visch MB, Koedam MI, Hamulyák K, Neumann HA (March 1999). "Atrophie blanche". Int. J. Dermatol. 38 (3): 161–72. doi:10.1046/j.1365-4362.1999.00581.x. PMID 10208608. 

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