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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Livedo Reticularis (Definition)

Livedo reticularis is a clinical finding in which a purple, lace-like skin change in the legs due to swelling of the veins. It can be caused by many diseases that ...Read more


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A question on livedo reticularis! funny name. What is it?

It is common skin fi: It is a common skin finding where skin is mottled reticulated vascular pattern looks lace like purplish discolouration of skin. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature. ...Read more

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Relationship between reynaud's & livedo reticularis?

Relationship between reynaud's & livedo reticularis?

Different: Raynaud's is spasm of blood vessel with cold or stress leading to white (most important color change) as well as red and blue. Classicially it occurs in the fingers, but also can involve the feet or internal arteries. Livedo is a mottled reticulated vascular pattern that appears like a lace-like purplish discoloration of the lower extremities due swelling of medium veins. The causes can be many. ...Read more

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I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?

I have widespread livedo reticularis so I'm used to mottled skin, but my new tan from the beach has revealed pale mottling now too. What is this?

Tinea versicolor: this is a fungal infection of the skin. Where it doesn't tan is the fungus and is commonly seen after trips to the beach. A treatment with antifungal pills and then keeping your skin treated with selsun over many months will help keep it from recurring ...Read more

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