Rheumatology International

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 96–98 | Cite as

Severe livedo vasculitis treated with potassium iodide

  • Zeev Abraham
  • Michael RozenbaumEmail author
  • Elena Portnoy
  • Itzhak Rosner
Case Report


A young woman presenting severe livedo vasculitis (LV) was successfully treated with potassium iodide (KI). Previous attempts to cure her disorder with corticosteroids, low-dose aspirin, and azathioprine in various combinations had failed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of LV treated with KI.


Atrophic scars Leg ulcers Livedo vasculitis Potassium iodide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeev Abraham
    • 1
  • Michael Rozenbaum
    • 2
    Email author
  • Elena Portnoy
    • 3
  • Itzhak Rosner
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatology ClinicReish PolyclinicHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyBnai Zion Medical CenterHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Bnai Zion Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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