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Idiopathic Or Primary Livedo Reticularis
I've developed raynaud's. Also have livedo reticularis all over my body which seems to be getting worse. I know these can both be primary conditions, but should I be worried about an underlying issue?
Is there current info for ideopathic livedo reticularis that is not suggestive of lupus? have had rhum. Dr do work up. All negative, this was 5 yrs ag
See details: The majority of cases of livedo have no underlying cause. ...Read more
Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?
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
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
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
Dermatologists: Skin specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.
Livedo reticularis: You should see a rheumatologist as it could be a manifestation of an underlying rheumatologic disease. ...Read more
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