Search Results for: livedo vasculitis

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

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A systemic inflammatory process involving venules by deposits of fibrin within their wall in conjunction with neutrophils and nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Vasculitis and Livedo Reticularis

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A type of small-vessel vasculitis (venulitis) of the skin, occurring especially in the vicinity of the ankle, characterized at first by purpuric macules and patches that, in time, may become hemorrhagic blisters that ulcerate and heal with white, stellate scars (atrophie blanche).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Reticularis

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Bluish red net-like pattern of macules and patches, a consequence of dilated small end vessels of the superficial plexus.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

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An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

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A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Vasculitis and Livedo Reticularis

A type of small-vessel vasculitis (venulitis) of the skin, occurring especially in the vicinity of the ankle, characterized at first by purpuric macules and patches that, in time, may become hemorrhagic blisters that ulcerate and heal with white,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

…nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations are urticarial papules, purpuric macules, papules, pustules, vesicles, and bullae, ulcers, and scars. The effects of the…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Key Points

…ble state (inherited or acquired), impaired fibrinolysis, abnormal platelet function, and endothelial cell damage. Synonyms: livedoid vasculitis (misnomer as true vasculitis is not seen), segmental hyalinizing vasculitis, livedo reticularis with…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Initial Evaluation

…violaceous, mottled, complete rings) Erythema ab igne Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita Viral exanthems (parvovirus) Livedo racemosa/livedoid vasculopathy (fixed, broken rings +/- ulcerations, purpura, necrosis) Chronic venous stasis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Key Points

…s LCV will require no or only brief courses of immunosuppressive therapy so, if symptoms persist, the concern for a systemic vasculitis should be diagnostically evaluated. Cutaneous LCV may be associated with internal organ involvement, especially…

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