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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is livedo?

A form of skin discoloration with reddish-purple rashes in a mesh-like pattern. The most common type (Livedo reticularis) can be caused a wide variety of illnesses, and tends to worsen in cold weather.

Symptoms of livedo

  • There is a net-like or circular rash on parts of my skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for livedo

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose livedo

  • Does your skin have a circular or target like pattern?

Treatment for livedo

Treatment depends on the cause. Avoiding the cold and stopping smoking can also help.

Diseases related to Livedo


  • Sajjan VV, Lunge S, Swamy MB, Pandit AM. Livedo reticularis: A review of the literature. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2015 Sep-Oct;6(5):315-21. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.164493. PMID: 26500860; PMCID: PMC4594389.

  • Sangle SR, D'Cruz DP. Livedo Reticularis: An Enigma. Isr Med Assoc J. 2015 Feb;17(2):104-7. PMID: 26223086.

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