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Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia accompanied by neurological disorders


  • 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.

A. Akman-Karakaş.


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.