Korean J Dermatol.  2007 Jun;45(6):622-625.

A Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Secondary AntiphospholipidSyndrome Presenting as Livedo Reticularis

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. skindoctor@hanmail.net

Abstract

Antiphospholipid syndrome is defined as the presence of lupus anticoagulant antibodies or anticardiolipin antibodies with vascular thrombosis or specific pregnancy complications. Antiphospholipid syndrome can be associated with autoimmune, malignant or infectious diseases. Cutaneous manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome are variable and can be a first clue to the syndrome or other associated diseases. We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome presenting as livedo reticularis on both legs of a patient. We recommend that patients with livedo reticularis should be examined for systemic lupus erythematosus or antiphospholipid syndrome.

Keyword

Antiphospholipid syndrome; Livedo reticularis; Systemic lupus erythematosus

MeSH Terms

Antibodies
Antibodies, Anticardiolipin
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Communicable Diseases
Humans
Leg
Livedo Reticularis*
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic*
Pregnancy Complications
Thrombosis
Antibodies
Antibodies, Anticardiolipin
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
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