Conflict of interest The study was supported by Akdeniz University Scientific Research Projects Unit and was presented in the 39th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research Meeting, Budapest-Hungary, September 9–12, 2009.
Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia accompanied by neurological disorders
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2011
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Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume 25, Issue 11, pages 1356–1359, November 2011
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Akman-Karakaş, A., Kandemir, H., Senol, U., Unal, A., Duman, O., Ciftcioglu, M.A., Haspolat, S. and Alpsoy, E. (2011), Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia accompanied by neurological disorders. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 25: 1356–1359. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2010.03967.x
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2011
- Received: 17 August 2010; Accepted: 14 December 2010
- neurological disorders;
- unilateral nevoid telangiectasia
Background Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia (UNT) is a unique vascular dermatosis of ambiguous aetiology.
Objective To investigate the role of neurological disorder in pathogenesis of the UNT.
Methods We investigated eight consecutive patients with unilateral nevoid telangiectasia. Detailed dermatological and neurological examinations, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed on each patient. In case of presence of dysesthesia over the skin lesion, electroneuromyography was performed to determine any relationships between lesions and peripheral neuropathy.
Results All the patients had hypoesthesia over the skin lesion. The cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed subcortical hamartomatous lesions in one patient and demyelinized plaques on the corpus of the caudate nucleus and the pontin area in another. Electroneuromyography evaluation was nonspecific.
Conclusion In our study, neurological disorders were associated with UNT. Thus, it can be speculated that neurological disorders might contribute to the development and/or progression of UNT. Patients with UNT should be encouraged for neurological investigation.