January 2005

Telangiectatic Reticular Erythema Unrelated to Cardiac Devices

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Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.1.106

Reticular telangiectatic erythema (RTE) is a new and recently described skin complication that is associated with the use of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators.1 To date, RTE has not been associated with the use of other devices or subcutaneously implanted metal devices; therefore, it has been suggested that RTE is exclusively associated with the use of cardiac devices.2 The present report describes a case of RTE that was unrelated to the use of either pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

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