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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.

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Livedo Reticularis (Definition)

Livedo reticularis = common skin condition which has a mottled & lace-like appearance. ...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

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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.

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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.

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Sudden Livedo reticularis to outer extremities. Never had it before. Couldn't warm up or have relief for 4 hours. Very painful afterwards.

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.

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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.

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Recently my doctor diagnosed me with livedo reticularis. I also have fibromyalgias could these 2 be associated?

Recently my doctor diagnosed me with livedo reticularis. I also have fibromyalgias could these 2 be associated?

Livedo Reticularis: No, but lr could be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis or hereditary. Consult with your doctor.

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Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?

Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?

No: It is not a vasculitis. It is the the result of swelling of small veins usually resulting from small blood clots. If you have this you need to be checked for clotting disorders.

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Have ideopathic livedo reticularis. ANA test suggested lupus, further testing no. This was 5 yrs ago. Is there new info? What about Sneddon Syn?

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.

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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

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Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile

Could ehler's danlos present w/spontaneous pneumomediastinum? Desperate for answers. Ongoing GI bleeds and low-grade fevers (6+ months) with no explanation, livedo reticularis, definitely hypermobile

A qualafied yes: Ehler-danlos is no just one conditiont. There are quite a few variations lumped together under this term. A vascular sub-type may typically cause bleeding. I suggest either a visit to place like mayo clinic or contact the ehlers-danlos national foundation.

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Have Ehlers-Danlos. Always had dark purple livedo reticularis on legs. Now permanent on stomach, arms, face. Cardio can't figure it out. Concerning?

Have Ehlers-Danlos. Always had dark purple livedo reticularis on legs. Now permanent on stomach, arms, face. Cardio can't figure it out. Concerning?

Suggest DoingYourOwn: Research, e.g. http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Ehlers-Danlos_syndrome & http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Livedo_reticularis for starters & consider that your primary physician is always yourself, regardless medical background. You decide what you pay attention to, what help you seek out, from whom, what changes you make & get to live with the outcomes; no one else. Physicians are just fellow humans.

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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.

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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.

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