Livedo reticularis idiopática

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Definición

La livedo reticularis idiopática o primaria se refiere a un patrón reticular de decoloración rojiza y azulada de la piel, que por lo general afecta 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

La causa de la livedo reticularis primaria o idiopática no se conoce, por lo tanto generalmente no se recomienda un tratamiento específico. Si la afección se debe a la exposición al frío, mantener las piernas calientes puede ayudar a aliviar los síntomas.

Grupos de Apoyo

Expectativas (Pronóstico)

Complicaciones

Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Referencias

James WD, Berger TG, Elston DM, eds. Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 35.

Katugampola RP, Finlay AY. Livedo reticularis. In: Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I. Treatment of Skin Disease: Comprehensive Therapeutic Strategies. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:pp 399-400.

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