Idiopathic or primary livedo reticularis

Alternative names
Livedo reticularis

Definition

Idiopathic or primary livedo reticularis is a bluish mottling of the skin, usually on the legs. It is associated with enlargement of the blood vessels and may be aggravated by cold exposure.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.

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