UNILATERAL NEVOID TELANGIECTASIA
By Gary M. White, MD
Left sided telangiectasias. Less common in a man.
In unilateral nevoid telangiectasia, telangiectasias develop in a segmental or "nevoid" distribution.
- The onset of this condition is often associated with an elevation in hormones, e.g. like that of puberty or pregnancy.
- Bilateral telangiectasias is usually a different entity and is correlate with liver disease.
- See for a related discussion, spider angiomas.
Scattered telangiectasias develop unilaterally in one area of the body. The trunk is most commonly affected.
The pulsed dye laser was surprisingly not effective in one study with new lesions recurring soon after treatment [BJD 1998;139;sup 51;p. 45].
UNT in a man from Actas Dermosifiliogr 2009;June
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