Well, I learned something today. I had mottled (blotchy) skin most of my life that looked like a reddish purple honeycomb pattern beneath the surface of my skin, especially if I was cold. I never knew it had a name. Oddly, it went away in the past few years.
Here are some definitions I found online:
"A skin finding characterized by mottling due to cyanotic discoloration in a reticular (lace-like) pattern surrounding pale skin. Thought to be due to blood vessel spasm. It can be a normal finding, drug reaction (e.g., amantadine), or indication of underlying systemic disease (e.g., polyarteritis nodosa, SLE)."
"Livedo reticularis. Definition: A vascular syndrome that may be caused either by benign autonomic dysregulation of cutaneous perfusion or pathological obstruction of blood vessels."
I'm sure this must have been from bartonella.
Vasculitis is one of the bartonella symptoms. I probably have or have had one or more forms of this, too. Here's some explanations of vasculitis: /www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/vasculitis/symptoms-vasculitis/
I'm posted this because I've worn these visible signs on my body most of my life, in addition to bartonella striae on my abdomen and unexplained stretch marks on my thighs since childhood.
I have never been diagnosed with livedo reticularis or vasculitis. In fact, the only doctor I've ever seen who even seemed to think my skin features were in any way odd was the allergist who I was sent to when my Lyme symptoms started.
Nothing I saw online indicated bartonella or Lyme as a cause for these conditions. The willful ignorance is more than I can sometimes bear. Thank God for Buhner, who gave us a way to treat our infections and help ourselves.