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Update of management of connective tissue diseases: livedoid vasculopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22741937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is characterized by painful purple macules and papules that subsequently ulcerate. The lesions heal over weeks to months resulting in smooth, porcelain-white, atrophic plaque-like areas with surrounding telangiectases and hyperpigmentation. The specific cause of LV is still to be determined and it is believed to be multifactorial in nature. Despite numerous available therapeutic agents, there is not a single best efficacious treatment for LV. Most of the available treatment options are based on isolated case reports or case series. In this article, studies on the pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches to LV are reviewed.
Tania M Gonzalez-Santiago; Mark D P Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic therapy     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1529-8019     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700070     Medline TA:  Dermatol Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
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