Hereditary benign telangiectasia

Dermatology. 1994;189(3):286-8. doi: 10.1159/000246863.


Multiple familial cutaneous telangiectases occurring over 3 generations are reported. The morphology of the lesions, the absence of haemorrhagic episodes and the pattern of inheritance are consistent with the diagnosis of hereditary benign telangiectasia described by Ryan and Wells. The differential diagnosis and a possible association with other mesodermal anomalies are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / genetics*
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / pathology
  • Telangiectasis / genetics*
  • Telangiectasis / pathology