Livedoid Vasculopathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 23, 2020
  • Author: Fnu Nutan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What are the signs and symptoms of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the fibrin cuff theory of the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the white-cell trapping theory of the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the role of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) levels in the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the role of platelet dysfunction in the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the role of enhanced fibrin formation in the pathophysiology of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the prevalence of livedoid vasculopathy (LV) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What are the sexual predilections of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the prognosis of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is included in patient education about livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What are the possible complications of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Livedoid Vasculopathy?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which histopathologic findings are characteristic of the early stage of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which histopathologic findings are characteristic of the full stage of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which histopathologic findings are characteristic of the late stage of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which histopathologic findings are diagnostic of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Treatment

How is livedoid vasculopathy (LV) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of livedoid vasculopathy (LV)?

Which medications in the drug class Cardiovascular agents are used in the treatment of Livedoid Vasculopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Factor Xa Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Livedoid Vasculopathy?