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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 58, n° 3
pages 512-515 (mars 2008)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.04.087
Case Reports

Ulcerations caused by livedoid vasculopathy associated with a prothrombotic state: Response to warfarin

Mark D.P. Davis, MD a, , Waldemar E. Wysokinski, MD b
a Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 
b Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 

Reprint requests: Mark D. P. Davis, MD, Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

A 50-year-old woman had a lifelong history of painful ulcerations as a result of livedoid vasculopathy. She was a heterozygous carrier of factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene mutations and was receiving hormone replacement therapy. The ulcers healed after warfarin therapy, which has been reported to be effective in only one previous patient with this condition.

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 Conflicts of interest: None declared.

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