Homeopathy 2009; 98(03): 165-168
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2009.04.002
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2009

Homeopathic treatment in resistant livedoid vasculopathy: case report

Silvia Waisse-Priven
1   Associação Paulista de Homeopatia, São Paulo, Brazil
Gheorghe Jurj
2   Associatia Română de Homeopatie Clinică, Timişoara, Romania
Luciana Costa Lima Thomaz
1   Associação Paulista de Homeopatia, São Paulo, Brazil
Simone Almeida Tierno
1   Associação Paulista de Homeopatia, São Paulo, Brazil
Walter Labonia Filho
1   Associação Paulista de Homeopatia, São Paulo, Brazil
Andrea Braida Sos
1   Associação Paulista de Homeopatia, São Paulo, Brazil
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Publication History

Received28 December 2008
revised06 March 2009

accepted20 April 2009

Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

This paper describes the successful outcome of homeopathic treatment in a case of resistant livedoid vasculopathy (LV). LV is a rare disease characterized by chronic recurrent and painful ulceration of the lower limbs, frequently associated to atrophie blanche (AB), probably due to procoagulant conditions. Most literature reports single or very few cases; response to treatment is difficult, even resistant. This patient suffered LV for 7 years before seeking homeopathic treatment; ulcers recurred frequently, at intervals less than 3 months, in spite of continual use of pentoxyfilline. Configuration of signs and symptoms strongly pointed out to the prescription of homeopathic remedy Sepia succus that promptly elicited significant improvement of LV and the patient's overall state (non suppressive treatment). Considerations are made on the value of single case reports and the reliability of prescriptions grounded on consistent signs and coherence among the manifold features of individual disease.

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