What do the lesions of calciphylaxis (livedo reticularis and stellate purpura) suggest?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Julia R Nunley, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The clinical appearance of the lesions of calciphylaxis (livedo reticularis and stellate purpura) suggests that the common endpoint of the process is small vessel occlusion. Indeed, microthrombi are found in most cases.


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