Livedo reticularis and migraine: a marker for stroke risk?

  title={Livedo reticularis and migraine: a marker for stroke risk?},
  author={Gretchen E. Tietjen and Mohamed M Al-Qasmi and Mohammad S Shukairy},
  volume={42 5},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Livedo reticularis is a dermatopathy characterized by an irregular, violaceous, netlike pattern which spares the face. Associated with a variety of conditions, it occurs consequent to pathological or physiological narrowing of small and medium arteries at the dermis-subcutis border. Sneddon syndrome refers to the idiopathic coupling of livedo reticularis and stroke in the absence of traditional vascular risk factors. Over 50% of persons with Sneddon syndrome describe a… CONTINUE READING

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