Livedo reticularis

Alternative names
Idiopathic or primary 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 4, 2012
by Harutyun Medina, M.D.

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