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Generalized Telangiectasia (Acquired). Presented by John B. Watson, MD.
A 49-year-old Caucasian housewife, has had generalized telangiectasia on her forearms, arms, trunk, postauricular areas, thighs, knees, and legs for four or five years. The eruption is progressively more noticeable, but it always has been asymptomatic.When first seen four years ago, the eruption resembled a drug rash. Her medicines at that time included calcium tablets, lecithin tablets, Serutan, aspirin, and histamine injections. She was told to stop all medicines, which she did temporarily.The patient was next seen one month ago when she presented a definite generalized telangiectasia which was more severe than four years previously. Her only complaint is its cosmetic appearance.Xanthelasma palpebrum has been present on the right lower eyelid for three to five years.The following laboratory values were disclosed: RBC, 4.4 million; hemoglobin, 13.8 gm/100 cc; hematocrit, 41%; platelets, 132,000; leukocyte count,
THE LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE METROPOLITAN DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES. Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(3):373–376. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600270123027
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