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February 1951

TELANGIECTASIA MACULARIS ERUPTIVA PERSTANS: Review of the Literature, Report of a Case and Discussion of the Etiology and Pathology of Generalized Telangiectasia

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology and Syphilology Section. Medical Service, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(2):232-249. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570020066009

IN REPORTING on a slide sent to him for an opinion as to the diagnosis in the case to be presented here, one of the leading dermatologic histopathologists in this country made this comment, "The series of words `telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans' fits the picture; however, I am unacquainted with any such disease." A search through a number of better known textbooks of dermatology revealed only two references to it. Andrews,1 in describing urticaria pigmentosa, stated briefly, "Persistent red macules with scarcely any pigmentation are observed in some cases. To these, Weber, Barber, and others have given the name telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans." Sutton and Sutton2 devoted a brief but comprehensive paragraph to the disorder and agreed to its interrelation with urticaria pigmentosa. It appears that a review of the literature on this subject and a report of a case is therefore justified.

In 1930 Parkes Weber and