Chapter 11. Disorders of Blood Vessels and Lymphatics

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch11

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Disorders of Blood Vessels and Lymphatics, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • blood and lymphatic vessel disorders;
  • erythromelalgia;
  • erythrocyanosis;
  • telangiectases;
  • Livedo reticularis - skin cyanosis net-like or marbled;
  • Raynaud's phenomenon;
  • Polyarteritis nodosa;
  • Compression bandages and stockings;
  • purpura and trauma;
  • lymphatics disorders and intracutaneous bleeding


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Disorders involving small blood vessels

  • Arterial disease

  • Venous disease

  • Purpura

  • Disorders of the lymphatics

  • Further reading