Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita successfully treated with intense pulsed light and pulse dyed laser therapy: a case report

J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2020 Jul 3;22(4-5):177-179. doi: 10.1080/14764172.2021.1880597. Epub 2021 Feb 14.


Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) is a rare vascular disorder characterized by blue-purple reticulated patches and plaques that can be localized or generalized. Associated skin atrophy and soft tissue hypoplasia is common while ulceration is relatively uncommon. As CMTC is exceedingly rare and spontaneous remission in childhood can occur in mild cases, evidence for treatment of severe, refractory disease is limited. We present the case of a four-year-old female with CMTC and associated painful, recalcitrant ulcers successfully treated with a combination of pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy.

Keywords: CMTC; cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita; intense pulsed light; pulsed dye laser.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Lasers, Dye* / therapeutic use
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / therapy*
  • Telangiectasis / congenital*
  • Telangiectasis / diagnosis
  • Telangiectasis / therapy

Supplementary concepts

  • Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita