Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasis: Report of Five Cases


Serdar Z. A. , Yasar S., Aslan C., Gunes P., Demirkesen C.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, no.4, pp.220-223, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.44.220
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-223

Abstract

Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia (UNT) is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by superficial telangiectasias distributed unilaterally. UNT can be congenital or acquired. Acquired UNT may be seen during pregnancy, puberty, and in association with cirrhosis and hepatitis C. Besides, the disease has been reported in healthy individuals. In the etiology, elevated blood estrogen levels and/or increased estrogen and progesterone receptors in the involved skin are suggested to cause this disorder. Here, we present four male patients aged 26-33 years, without an identified underlying disease and an 18-year-old female hepatitis B carrier with diagnosis of acquired UNT. Since UNT is seen rarely, it is discussed in the light of the literature data. (Turkderm 2010; 44: 220-3)