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Old 11-11-2009
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Skin Livedo Reticularis

This buzzword has been frequently in the USMLE exam.
It refers to a condition in which the skin appears with lacy reticulated pattern. It is caused by swelling of the small venules.
There's a long list that causes Livedo Reticularis (Check the whole list in this Wikipedia article).
However, for the USMLE the most important cause to remember is the antiviral drug Amantidine.
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Atheroemboli is an important cause also.
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Also seen following an invasive vascular procedure.
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Albert Einstein
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