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September 1973

Coats Disease: A Condition That May Mimic the Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Author Affiliations

USN; USN Philadelphia

From the Department of Dermatology, Naval Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(3):413-415. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620240063019

A patient had probable Coats disease (telangiectatic retinal vessels that subsequently cause retinal detachment and massive exudation). The dermatologic feature of interest was an associated portwine stain in the mandibular and maxillary divisions of the trigeminal nerve. The spectrum of related disorders, including Sturge-Weber syndrome, Lindau disease, racemose vessel disease, and ataxia telangiectasia, is considered.

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