By Gary M. White, MD

Cutis Marmorata

Cutis marmorata (CM) is a benign, physiologic condition in which a reticulated or mottled appearance of the skin is seen.


A red, reticulated network is seen on the skin, particularly of the legs and distal extremities. The condition is usually variable and may completely disappear in a warm environment.


No treatment is needed.

Additional Pictures

Benign livedo in an infant.
Cutis Marmorata

Cutis Marmorata


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