Livedo reticularis idiopática

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Definición

Se refiere a un patrón reticular de decoloración rojiza y azulada de la piel, por lo general en las piernas. Esta afección está asociada con una hinchazón de los vasos sanguíneos y puede empeorar cuando la temperatura está fría.

Idiopática significa que la causa se desconoce.

Nombres alternativos

Livedo reticularis; Livedo reticularis primaria

Causas

Síntomas

Pruebas y exámenes

Tratamiento

Si no se puede tratar ninguna enfermedad subyacente, entonces la pentoxifilina o la heparina de bajo peso molecular pueden ayudar a aliviar los síntomas.

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Pronóstico

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Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 05/13/2011
  • Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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