Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia

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Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia
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Telangiectases (C4, C5, C6, and T1 dermatomes)
SymptomsFine, threadlike red marks on one side of body (typically face/neck)[1]
Usual onsetBirth, puberty, pregnancy, or in males at adrenarche[1]
TreatmentPulse dye laser[1]

Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia presents with fine thread veins, typically over a segment of skin supplied by a particular nerve on one side of the body.[1] It most frequently involves the trigeminal, C3 and C4, or nearby areas, particularly on the right side.[1] Onset maybe at birth or later; at puberty, during pregnancy, or in males at adrenarche.[1]

The cause maybe related to estrogen.[1] Treatment is with pulse dye laser.[1]

The condition was named in 1970 by Victor Selmanowitz.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "28. Dermal and subcutaneous tumors: Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. pp. 604–605. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2023-07-02. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  2. Mulliken, John B. (2013). "13. Capillary malformations, hyperkeratotic stains, telangiectasias, and miscellaneous vascular blots". In Mulliken, John B.; Burrows, Patricia E.; Fishman, Steven J. (eds.). Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies: Hemangiomas and Malformations (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 544. ISBN 978-0-19-972254-9. Archived from the original on 2023-07-02. Retrieved 2023-05-20.

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