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What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

Two questions: Two questions.First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc . Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Livedo Reticularis (Definition)

Livedo reticularis = common skin condition which has a mottled & ...Read more


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Can raynaud's and livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

Can raynaud's and  livedo reticularis cause severe cramping in one area of the calf when I sit too long?

May not be: What needs to be known is why you have livedo reticularis and raynauds. Calf cramping can be due to many reasons as well as vascular issues which you may have. Your physician would be able to clarify this or may send you to a Rheumatologist to help clarify thr diagnosis and the reason for cramping. ...Read more

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I've had livedo reticularis for the past 4 years. Currently i'm battling a particularly stubborn bout of cellulitis on my left forarm. Why would this cause my lr to flare on arms, legs and back?

I've had livedo reticularis for the past 4 years. Currently i'm battling a particularly stubborn bout of cellulitis on my left forarm. Why would this cause my lr to flare on arms, legs and back?

Dermatology Consult: Cold exposure, emboli, vasculitic conditions, high blood viscosity, ischemic stroke and conditions causing excessive coagulation are possibilities. Not know what form of lr you are dealing with makes coming up with a precise reason for your flare up difficult. Good luck! ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition ,or connective tissue disease,lupus erythrommatosus .You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis .Avoid sun exposure ,taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help .Consult the dermatologist ...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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What is the definition or description of: Livedo reticularis?

Livedo reticularis: Livedo reticularis = common skin condition which has a mottled & lace-like appearance. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/livedo-reticularis/expert-answers/FAQ-20057864 ...Read more