Generalized essential telangiectasia

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A rare skin disease characterized by widespread cutaneous telangiectases usually first appearing on the lower limbs and slowly progressing upwards to involve the trunk and arms. The lesions can be diffuse localized macular plaque-like discrete or confluent. Recurrent bleeding from the skin and mucous membranes is not a common feature. Likewise co-existing epidermal or dermal abnormalities like atrophy depigmentation or purpura are absent. The condition is non-hereditary and to establish the diagnosis other primary and secondary telangiectases must be excluded.

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