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May 1974

Fibrinolytic Therapy for Vasculitis of Atrophie Blanche

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas (Drs. Gilliam, Herndon, and Prystowsky), and the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(5):664-667. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630050010002

Five patients with typical clinical and histologic features of atrophie blanche (livedo reticularis with summer ulcerations) have been observed during the past 2½ years. All of these patients have responded favorably to administration of phenformin and ethylestrenol.