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January 1974

Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia

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Charlottesville, Va

Arch Dermatol. 1974;109(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630010072032

To the Editor.—  Acquired telangiectasia in a unilateral distribution has been reported to develop during pregnancy,1 during puberty,2 and with cirrhosis of the liver.3 To my knowledge, the following is the second case of unilateral nevoid telangiectasia developing in association with cirrhosis of the liver to appear in the literature.

Report of Case  A 54-year-old white man was first admitted to the University of Virginia Hospital in June 1973, with jaundice, ascites, and a "rash" confined to the right anterior side of the chest. He had drunk at least one pint of wine daily for 35 years. He developed lower-abdominal swelling, decreased appetite, and malaise four months prior to admission, an asymptomatic eruption on the right side of his thorax one month prior to admission, and jaundice just two weeks prior to admission.The patient had marked ascites, dilatation of the venous collaterals on the anterior trunk,

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