Telangiectasias of the breasts showing diffuse dermal angiomatosis in a patient with diffuse livedo reticularis

We report herein a woman with DDA of the breasts presenting as diffuse livedo reticularis and acrocyanosis, both long-standing and considered idiopathic following extensive investigations. Since a biopsy of the livedo did not document DDA features in our case, we suggest that our patient's livedo reticularis and telangiectasias could constitute a vascular predisposition for DDA, as its pathogenesis frequently involves an underlying disease involving ischemia, hypoxia, or hypercoagulability.
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research