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ZANINI, Maurício; WULKAN, Cláudio; BERTINO, Danielle  and  ITO, Lúcia. Livedoid vasculopathy or vasculitis?. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2003, vol.78, n.6, pp.755-757. ISSN 0365-0596.

Livedoid vasculitis or atrophie blanche is not a true vasculitis. It is believed to be a primary disturbance in fibrinolysis that establishes an occlusive vasculopathy. As it is not a vasculitis, use of the term 'livedoid vasculopathy' is preferable. Moreover, this physiopathological definition reflects new therapeutic perspectives.

Keywords : atrophy; pathology; vasculitis; blood vessels.

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