Medical Must-See: What’s wrong with this former athlete’s foot?

The lack of examples in darker skin tones contributed to the prolonged time to diagnosis, the doctors said.
Punched-out ulcerations (1cm) along the left dorsal foot and medial and lateral ankles.

A former professional athlete was misdiagnosed with chronic neurodermatitis and stuck on a merry-go-round of specialist appointments before doctors finally diagnosed his rare vascular disorder.

The 30-year-old Jamaican-American patient had livedoid vasculopathy (LV), which takes around five years to diagnose on average.