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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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)