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Livedo reticularis heralding hypercalcaemia of malignancy
  1. Deepak Sundriyal1,
  2. Naveen Kumar2,
  3. Gaurav Kumar3,
  4. Meenu Walia1
  1. 1Department of Medical Oncology, Dharamshila Hospital, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Department of Medicine, V.M.M.C. and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Naveen Kumar, docnaveen2605{at}


The term livedo reticularis is used to describe net-like purple rash usually on the lower limbs. It is an important clinical sign with diverse aetiologies. Hypercalcaemia is an uncommon but important clinical entity, sometimes associated with livedo reticularis. Generally, hypercalcaemia of renal failure and secondary hyperparathyroidism has been reported with this condition. We report a case of livedo reticularis heralding onset of hypercalcaemia of malignancy.

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