Monday, 10 April 2017

MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS

📢The diagnosis is Livedo reticularis.
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📚Livedo reticularis has many causes:
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It may be due to  blood vessel spasm; an abnormality of the local circulation; an underlying systemic illness such as lupus erythematosus or disturbances of hormonal and autonomic regulatory mechanisms.
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📙📈Sometimes, Livedo reticularis can be a normal finding that is simply more obvious when a person is exposed to the cold; however, over time it may become permanent. In severe cases ulcers in the extremities may occur.
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📊LR seems to occur more in women than in men and is often idiopathic and benign.
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💊💊If there is systemic involvement with the diagnosis, individual symptoms should be treated. For example, rheumatoid symptoms will be treated with anti-inflammatory medication.
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💉💉There is no definitive treatment for skin involvement. Exercise is the best remedy. Increased circulation helps to dilate the blood vessels throughout the body.
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VIP MCQ Tip: Livedo reticularis is a common finding in Cholesterol embolization. 

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