Livedo Reticularis

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Vasoconstrictive disorder of subpapillary venous plexus of dermis characterised by reddish-blue mottling in a reticular (“fish net”) pattern. Most are in females <40 years of age.Believed to be due to arteriolar constriction with stasis and dilation of capillaries and veins  capillaries fill with unsaturated blood  mottled/netlike blotchy appearance of skin – bluish/reddish.Ulceration can occur.Most concerns are cosmetic and symptoms uncommon; may have symptoms related to underlying disease.Treatment – management of underlying disease

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