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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is livedo?

A type of skin discoloration with red-purple rashes in a net-like pattern. The most common form (Livedo reticularis) can be caused by various illnesses and usually worsens 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 cold and quitting smoking can also help.

Diseases related to Livedo

References

  • 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.

    https://journals.lww.com/idoj/Fulltext/2015/06050/Livedo_reticularis__A_review_of_the_literature.1.aspx

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

    https://www.ima.org.il/MedicineIMAJ/viewarticle.aspx?year=2015&month=02&page=104

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