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January 1972

Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(1):131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620040091034

To the Editor.—  There is a recent report, descriptively entitled "Linear Telangiectasia,"1 on a distinctly localized cutaneous telangiectatic alteration that appeared on the right side of the chest and right upper extremity in each of two white women in their 20s. In one patient the numerous telangiectases appeared during the courses of two pregnancies and gradually faded postpartum. The other patient had a past history of hepatic disease, and she received intramuscular injections of estrogenprogesterone compounds for menstrual disturbances prior to the appearance of the skin lesions. It is noteworthy that the above dermatologic features and precipitating factors meet the criteria for the condition recently reported as "Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia"2,3 and previously documented under various descriptive titles.4

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