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March 1963

Livedo Reticularis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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From the Community Medical Center, 1014 Fort Salonga Road.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(3):299-301. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590150015002

A case of livedo reticularis symptomatica is described with the hitherto unreported association of systemic lupus erythematosus. Livedo reticularis is characterized by a reticular reddish-blue discoloration of the skin, which blanches on pressure and is independent of temperature changes. The designation ``symptomatica'' denotes the association of the lesion with another disease. The livedo reticularis remained constant in this patient and was not influenced by changes in the associated systemic lupus erythematosus.