Livedo vasculitis with summer ulceration. Therapy with pentoxifylline and dipyridamole

Miquel Just, Miquel Ribera, Isabel Bielsa, Cristina Paradelo, Carlos Ferrandiz

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Abstract

Livedo vasculitis with summer ulceration appears as painful ulcerations on the lower legs. Histologically, it shows thrombotic occlusion of small vessels in the middle dermis without vasculitis. Although this condition has been reported in association with several systemic diseases, most cases seem to be idiopathic. Three cases which dramatically improve by combination treatment with pentoxifylline and dipyridamole are reported. Pentoxifylline has multiple mechanisms of action, most of which may contribute to its successful use in the treatment of idiopathic livedo vasculitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
JournalActas Dermo-Sifiliograficas
Volume87
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1996

Keywords

  • atrophie blanche
  • dipyridamole
  • livedo reticularis with summer ulceration
  • livedo vasculitis
  • pentoxifylline

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