Frequency of thrombophilia determinant factors in patients with livedoid vasculopathy and treatment with anticoagulant drugs--a prospective study.

@article{Giacomo2010FrequencyOT,
  title={Frequency of thrombophilia determinant factors in patients with livedoid vasculopathy and treatment with anticoagulant drugs--a prospective study.},
  author={Thais Helena Bello Di Giacomo and Thais P Hussein and Daniella G. Souza and Paulo R Criado},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1340-6}
}
BACKGROUND Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is a chronic idiopathic disease characterized by painful purpuric macules on lower extremities. Its exact aetiology remains uncertain, but thrombotic and microcirculatory phenomena have been implicated as possible pathogenic factors. OBJECTIVES To assess prospectively the frequency of thrombophilia and to verify the effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy among LV patients. METHODS Thirty-four LV patients were tested for prothrombin time, activated… CONTINUE READING

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