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June 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(6):918-925. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240143019

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Generalized Telangiectasia (Forme Fruste of Recklinghausen's Disease?). Presented by Dr. Adolph Rostenberg  This girl, aged 15, had hemorrhagic measles in early childhood; the present cutaneous disorder is said to have developed after that illness. The family history is irrelevant.The patient presents on the face, arms, chest and back a large number of discrete vascular dilatations varying from the size of a pinpoint to several millimeters in diameter. They are flat and resemble "port wine stains." Besides these vascular lesions many moles and freckles are present in the same areas.The mental development of the patient is normal. Physically she is underdeveloped and looks like a child of 10.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Samuel M. Peck: The patchy vascular condition—it cannot be called an eruption—certainly resembles a naevus flammeus. The patient states that she suffered from frequent nasal hemorrhages. The father and sister had a similar history. I could not look into

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