Atrophie blanche: Is it associated with venous disease or livedoid vasculopathy?

Afsaneh Alavi, Jurg Hafner, Jan P.Dutz, Dieter Mayer, R. Gary Sibbald, Paulo Ricardo Criado, Patricia Senet, Jeffery P. Callen, Tania J. Phillips, Marco Romanelli, Robert S. Kirsner

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Atrophie blanche (AB) is a porcelain-white scar that may be seen at the base of a healed ulcer or in association with livedoid vasculopathy (LV). The term AB originally had been used synonymously with LV, whereas LV is a noninflammatory thrombotic condition presenting as either a primary or secondary event (often associated with coagulation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-524
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2014


  • Atrophie blanche
  • Livedoid vasculopathy
  • Venous disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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