The dermatologic syndrome consisting of a more or less widespread eruption of red telangiectatic macules in adults is of considerable, but not of the greatest, rarity. Generally this eruption has been described as occurring in adult obese women. Disorders of this nature have been recognized for a long time, and reports made in France as early as 1880 by Vidal,1 and by many others were abstracted by Colcott Fox2 in 1908 under the classification of "Essential Telangiectases in Plaques." To this group, it is believed, belongs the disease reported by Osler,3 under the name "Telangiectasis Circumscripta Universalis." In this case, in addition to the telangiectatic lesions, there was also presented a cyanotic purplish appearance of the hands and feet resembling the asphyxia of Raynaud's disease.
Brocq,4 who reported his observations on this condition in 1921, stated that it was not confined to adults or to obese
BALL FI. TELANGIECTASIS MACULARIS ERUPTIVA PERSTANS: REPORT OF AN EARLY STAGE IN A CHILD. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):65–69. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010069012
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