Treatment application of rivaroxaban in patients with livedo
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Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is a chronic prothrombotic disease of cutaneous micro-circulation resulting in cutaneous ischemia and infarction. As a rare disease, LV has an estimated incidence of ten cases per million. Not only correct diagnosis but also effective treatments are very difficult for patients with LV. Due to the lack of large-scale studies in this rare disease, LV poses a great challenge to the doctors, and existing treatment has always been an individual attempt with off-label application. The main goals in the treatment of patients with LV are to avoid the repeated occurrence of active cutaneous lesions and prevent painful ulceration and irreversible scarring. The current report describes the cases of three Chinese patients with LV receiving rivaroxaban treatment, an oral direct inhibitor of factor Xa inhibitor, and observes the treatment effect of rivaroxaban during the follow-up...

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