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Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis: an enigma.

Authors
  • Kalegowda, Inchara Yeliur
  • Tirumalae, Rajalakshmi
  • Murthy, K Srinivasa
  • Rout, Pritilata
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian Journal of Dermatology
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
59
Issue
5
Pages
498–501
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.139907
PMID: 25284860
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A 55-year-old woman presented with a 5-year history of livedo racemosa on her limbs. Histology showed vasculitis of medium-sized arteries with a circumferential, hyalinised, intraluminal fibrin ring. Her laboratory investigations did not indicate any underlying systemic disease. The findings were consistent with lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis (LTA), alias macular arteritis, which is a recently described entity. The importance of LTA lies in the fact that it is a close clinical and microscopic mimic of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). LTA is believed to be a distinct entity by some and as a form of PAN by others. We have discussed this case in our report.

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