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January 2010

Hereditary Benign Telangiectasia: Two Families With Punctate Telangiectasias Surrounded by Anemic Halos

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(1):98-99. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.342

Hereditary benign telangiectasia (HBT), one of the primary telangiectatic disorders, is characterized by various patterns of widespread cutaneous telangiectasias.1,2 It is distinguished from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia by the absence of recurrent bleeding and systemic involvement. Herein we describe 2 families with HBT that show unique fine telangiectasias surrounded by anemic halos.

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