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September 1979

Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia

Author Affiliations

Auburn, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(9):1034. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010090002004

To the Editor.—  We read with interest the most recent case report of unilateral nevoid telangiectasia by Jucas and colleagues in the Archives (115:359-360, 1979). It was the second case noted in a nonalcoholic male; the first was reported by Selmanowitz.1 The only patient with any associated defects was an alcoholic man who hemorrhaged from a vascular malformation of his gastrointestinal tract.2In the past year, we have seen two patients with unilateral nevoid telangiectasia. One patient had suffered a ruptured umbilical cord at birth, but no vascular anomaly of the cord or placenta was noted at that time. He was an otherwise healthy 12-year-old boy whose telangiectasias had been noted at about 2 years of age on the dorsum of his right hand and on the forearm, arm, and shoulder. The lesions were intensified by cold and emotion, and each telangiectatic punctum was surrounded by a blanched

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