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Livedoid vasculopath: Livedoid vasculopathy, or livedoid vasculitis, is a hyalinizing vascular disease in which there is thrombosis and ulceration of the lower extremities. It can produce a dermatologic finding termed atrophie blanche. Livedoid vasculopathy is a distinct condition that is not usually the result of other diseases. ...Read more
Indeterminate!: Livido reticularis is strongly aassociated with antiphospholipid antibodies, usually by finding anti-cardiolipin antibodies. This is a complicated issue. Patients will usually have a disease in one of to categories, or it can exist alone. You should be followed by a rheumatologist for this. Treatments vary. ...Read more
Livedoid vasculopathy is a condition of clots in the microscopic vessels. It can result in another strange named condition called atrophie blanche.
If the underlying cause, of which there are many (we think) can be identified and controlled, then the condition can also be controlled. ...Read more
Unproven: No one knows-there has been absolutely no research to assess this. I found a discussion group where one person said it helped: http://www. Inspire. Com/groups/skin-conditions/discussion/recommended-treatment-center-for-livedoid-vasculopathy/ however, anecdotes like this do not mean it will help you, and I do not know why it would help, but apple cider vinegar is safe to try. Please see my comment:. ...Read more
I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years. I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch. What is the prescribed dosage for the same?
Vasculitis: Livedoid vasculopathy is an uncommon condition. If this is a confirmed diagnosis and other entities are ruled out, treatment options include: Pentoxifylline (trental) (400 mg 3 times/d), low molecular weight heparin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and IV methylprednisolone. You should follow closely with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
6yrs back skinbiopsy report was lividoid vasculitis now today reskinbiopsy report is leucocytoclastic vasculitis is it possible please explain?
Here is. ..: Microscopic exam can be widely examiner-subjective among all viewers even over time. Using different adjectives - lividoid or leucocytoclastic to describe vasculitis is not surprised. The bottom line is the concerned lesion is not cancerous. For detail, ask your treating Doc timely. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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: 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
Keep open: Treatment is directed toward keeping the blood vessels open with blood thinners or rx to increase circulation. Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin condition usually found in young to middle aged women. Blood vessels become plugged, usually in the lower extremities, and ulcerations can develop. ...Read more
Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis. ...Read more
Dermatologists: Skin specialists should be able to help you. ...Read more
No: The ulceration with associated livedo reticularis is generally the result of poor arterial circulation, and this implies that the blockage in the arteries are already present. Seek medical evaluation and treatment for this. Vasculitis can cause similar changes, and do the same for this. ...Read more
Depends: What is the cause of your elevated SGOP/SGPT? If you take alcohol, stop entirely, if you are overweight lose weight, if you have hepatitis virus infection you need to be treated for that. Are you on other medications that may be damaging your liver? Please consult your doctor to address these issues. ...Read more
Does liveraid liverrite work? I heard it detoxes your liver so you can lose weight as well as be healthy
Marketing Marketing: Our bodies constantly perform detoxification, tearing down & removing molecules & structures which internal, very complex, still poorly understood mechanisms regulate continuously. Yet there is OTC marketing & sales to the naive than detoxification is needed with magical products claimed to do this. Utter nonsense for money. Your choice, but I would spend your money elsewhere. Google "HFLC foods". ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?
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.
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
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?
Systemic disease: Yes, see a rheumatologist for a complete workup. ...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
I heard from afriend that her doctor prescribed her Liveraid food supplements for her Gastroentrities...is it ok to take this?
Why would you...: ..take a medication not specifically indicated for you? We don't know your medical history and allergies so we can't advise what is or not appropriate and safe in your particular case without more information. ...Read more
Recently my doctor diagnosed me with livedo reticularis. I also have fibromyalgias could these 2 be associated?
Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.
Panniculitis/Pernio: You may have a special kind of Chillblains that attack the Fatty tissue of outer thighs&arms, low abdomen, chin, in people with extra weight during the cold days of winter when not very well covered, or if left moist. Areas turn red and purple/black and hurt. You need to rewarm them but they will blister and slough off until replaced for the new tissue. Go to a Doctor to check for lupus too. ...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?
Sneddon not likely:
Often a family history of livedo r. and stroke if Sneddon.
Antiphospholipid antibody may be positive if Sneddon, so if concerned this might be checked.
Usually livedo r. cause is not found, and not associated with more severe illness. ...Read more
I'm having trouble regulating my body temp. I have livedo reticularis does this affect body temps? Bloods recently show I have scurvy & anti ccp high
Had upper endoscopy. Report said irregular z line. Did biopsy Gastro said he's not concerned No follow up What does this mean? Diagnosed GERD 2 yrs. TY
Gastroesophageal jx: The Z line is your Gastroesophageal junction. An irregular Z line is sometimes biopsied to see if there is a change in the type of mucosa or covering, such as would be seen in Barrett;s esophagus. This can be a precancerous condition and occurs with long term exposure of the exophagus to acid, such that the lining looks more intestinal than esophageal. Ask your doctor about the pathology report. ...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