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October 1960

A Contribution to Bloom's Syndrome: Congenital Telangiectatic Erythema Resembling Lupus Erythematosus in Dwarfs

Author Affiliations

Petah Tiqva, Israel

From the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, and the Rogoff Medical Research Institute, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva.

Arch Dermatol. 1960;82(4):609-616. doi:10.1001/archderm.1960.01580040127022

In 1954 Bloom described a case of a dwarf with a congenital telangiectatic erythema of the face resembling lupus erythematosus,1 and cited two additional cases with the same disorder previously reported by others.2,3

Because of the resemblance of the three cases, he suggested that they belong to a syndrome entity. Since then another four similar cases have been reported.4-7

In the present paper two further cases of this syndrome are described.

Report of Two Cases 

Case 1.—  Patient was referred to us at the age of 22 months for investigation of retarded growth. The parents were healthy and of normal height, 160 and 179 cm. respectively. An 81/2-year-old sister was of normal development. A 9-year-old girlcousin on the mother's side was known to us as having generalized pigmented nevi.

Past History:  The pregnancy was uneventful, apart from a sore throat and slight bleeding during the first months. Delivery

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