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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Livedo Reticularis

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Is there any treatment for livedo reticularis and what kind of doctor do I need to see? Thank you.

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

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

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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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