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November 1954

ACQUIRED THERMAL TELANGIECTASIAReport of a Case

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;70(5):667-668. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540230117016
Abstract

A case of telangiectasia is presented in which the history and the distribution of the lesions strongly suggest that repeated exposure to dry heat was of etiologic significance. Schwartz, Tulipan, and Peck1 state that telangiectasia has been noted to develop on the face, neck, and

The telangiectasia stops rather abruptly at the hemline. The telangiectatic lesions decrease in number from the posterior to the anterior aspects of the legs. hands among those exposed to excessive heat. It was usually found on cooks and blacksmiths. The telangiectasia was usually accompanied by hyperpigmentation and freckling. Cases in which nothing other than telangiectasia developed were a rare occurrence.

REPORT OF CASE

A 41-year-old woman presented a history of repeatedly standing with the back of her legs to an electric heater each winter while employed in an electrical appliance store from 1927 to 1937. When she resumed this work, two days a week

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