Ann Dermatol.  2000 Jun;12(2):134-137. 10.5021/ad.2000.12.2.134.

Three Cases of Livedoid Vasculitis Improved by Low-dose Danazol

Abstract

Livedoid vasculitis is characterized clinically by smooth or depressed ivory-white scars surrounded by hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia with or without preceding purpuric in-filtrated papules and plaques and histologically by intravascular deposition of fibrin. Its pathophysiology is still obscure. Many treatment modalities have been used, but results are not satisfactory. Recently, there have been experiences of successful treatments with danazol, a synthetic androgen. We used danazol in three patients who presented with livedoid vasculitis and were relatively resistant to treatments with aspirin and/or pentoxifylline. After 4 to 8 weeks, there was remarkable clinical improvement in all three patients.

Keyword

Danazol; Livedoid vasculitis
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