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Diseases

Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita

Livedo reticularis refers to the mottled discoloration of the skin which can be seen in various conditions. Livedo reticularis resembles a lace or net in appearance and is a cyanotic or bluish discoloration which surrounds a pale central skin area.

The following terms are also included under the umbrella term of livedo reticularis:

Primary livedo reticularis: this is a benign type of skin discoloration with no known cause.
Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita: this is a congenital type of skin discoloration.
Cutis marmorata: this form of livedo reticularis is physiological in nature.
Secondary livedo reticularis: this type of skin discoloration occurs in relation with an underlying systemic disease

Livedo racemosa: this type of skin discoloration is more generalized and stubborn type of livedo.

What are the causes of livedo reticularis?

The cause of livedo reticularis is any disturbance or hindrance of blood flow to the skin where there is reduced oxygen tension and decreased blood flow to the skin. This means that the skin does not receive oxygenated blood which causes a livid discoloration.
Vasospasm in the arteries occurring from cold produces skin discoloration or livedo, which is reversible.

SYMPTOMS

Livedo reticularis resembles a lace or net in appearance and is a cyanotic or bluish discoloration which surrounds a pale central skin area.

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