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CES Medicina

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PEREZ-MADRID, CAMILA  and  VILLEGAS-BERNAL, NATALIA. Acrosyndromes. CES Med. [online]. 2015, vol.29, n.1, pp.129-141. ISSN 0120-8705.

In conventional medicine, are called acrosyndromes all diseases that affect the skin microcirculation, however it is important to differentiate between them, because although they share similar clinical characteristics; cause, prognosis and treatment is different, and the distinction between them, will achieve impact in the quality of life of patients. Throughout this article, the most representative diseases in this group are described as: Raynaud's phenomenon, acrocyanosis, livedo reticularis, erythromelalgia, erythema pernio and Buerger disease; doing a detailed description of each, emphasizing what makes them unique, thus the reader gets to make an appropriate differential diagnosis and will approach properly the patients with these conditions.

Keywords : Cutaneous acrosyndromes; Vasospasm; Vascular disease; Acrocyanosis; Erythromelalgia; Chilblains; Thromboangiitis obliterans.

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