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February 1979

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(2):238. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010020072033

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PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY  March 19, 1976Waine C. Johnson, MD, Recorder

Multiple Capillary Hemangiomas in Fraternal Triplets.  Presented by Peter J. Koblenzer, MDThis 22-month-old infant, one of fraternal triplets, was the product of an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. At the child's birth, the mother noted a few red, pin-sized papules. These gradually became larger and more numerous. The patient's father had three angiomata in infancy, which were excised. The two fraternal siblings each have a few small similar lesions. At age 3 months, the patient had about 50 purplish-red, smooth, dome-shaped papules and nodules, from 1 to 15 mm wide, involving the scalp, trunk, and limbs, including the palms and soles. Some of the larger lesions were ulcerated and crusted. No new lesions have developed; the ones described are now involuting and some have completely disappeared.

Discussion  Peter J. Koblenzer, MD: The European literature has recorded about a

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