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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
CRIADO, Paulo Ricardo et al. Livedoid vasculopathy: an intringuing cutaneous disease. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.5, pp.961-977. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000500015.
Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin disease that occludes the blood vessels of the dermis. It has a pauciinflammatory or non-inflammatory nature. It is characterized by the presence of macular or papular, erythematous-purpuric lesions affecting the legs, especially the ankles and feet, and producing intensely painful ulcerations, which cause white atrophic scars called "atrophie blanche". This review includes studies and case reports found in the medical literature regarding the etiopathogenic associations of the disease, particularly those related to thrombophilia, their histopathological findings and the therapeutic approaches used in the difficult clinical management of these cases.
Keywords : Leg ulcer; Livedo reticularis; Thrombophilia; Thrombosis; Venous thrombosis.