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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
SOBRAL FILHO, Jader Freire; VALDEK, Milane Caroline de Oliveira and RODRIGUES, Luiza Toscano Dias. Treatment of Livedoid Vasculopathy with intravenous immunoglobulin. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.4, pp. 372-374. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000400014.
Livedoid vasculopathy presents with pain and slowly healing ulcerations of the lower limbs, and has obscure pathophysiology. Usual therapeutics include rheologic, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressing agents with no reports of permanent benefits. Immunoglobulin was administered to a patient who was refractory to other treatments and skin involvement was assessed by means of clinical score before and after treatment. There was a significant healing of the lesions. Imunoglobulim was well tolerated and therapy was discontinued.
Keywords : Immunoglobulin, intravenous; Skin diseases, vascular; Treatment outcome.