Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 498--501

Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis: An enigma


Inchara Yeliur Kalegowda1, Rajalakshmi Tirumalae2, K Srinivasa Murthy1, Pritilata Rout1 
1 Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India
2 Skin and Cosmetology Centre, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajalakshmi Tirumalae
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, St. John«SQ»s Medical College, Bangalore 560 034
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kalegowda IY, Tirumalae R, Murthy K S, Rout P. Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis: An enigma.Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:498-501


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Kalegowda IY, Tirumalae R, Murthy K S, Rout P. Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis: An enigma. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 18 ];59:498-501
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