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Cutaneous telangiectases in neonatal lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7601941     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Persistent telangiectases are a feature of neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) but have generally been noted in areas of prior inflammatory disease. The occurrence of vascular macules and papules at sites without preceding dermatitis has not been reported in NLE. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to emphasize a previously unidentified aspect of cutaneous NLE: the presence of angiomatous or matlike telangiectases in sites without antecedent or concurrent dermatitis. METHODS: We describe seven patients in which telangiectatic macules or angiomatous papules were primary or early features of NLE. RESULTS: Five infants lacked a history of preceding or concurrent inflammatory lesions at sites of telangiectasia development. In four infants findings included vulvar or inguinal angiomatous papules. CONCLUSION: Telangiectases may be a presenting feature of NLE, can be found in sun-protected sites, and may occur independent of "lupus dermatitis."
C M Thornton; L F Eichenfield; E A Shinall; E Siegfried; L G Rabinowitz; N B Esterly; A W Lucky; S F Friedlander
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-04     Completed Date:  1995-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / complications*
Telangiectasis / etiology*

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