GENERALIZED ESSENTIAL TELANGIECTASIA

By Gary M. White, MD

Generalized essential telangiectasia


Generalized essential telangiectasia (GET) is a benign skin condition in which much of the skin develops telangiectasias.

Clinical

Telangiectasias develop in the skin of patients with this benign condition. Only small areas or the entire body, including the eyes, may be involved.

Workup

A biopsy should be done to exclude cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia should be excluded and a screen for liver abnormalities should be done.

Treatment

Individual areas may respond to laser, but treating the entire involved surface is usually impractical.

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