J Am Acad Dermatol 2010 Nov 6;63(5):882-5. Epub 2010 May 6.
St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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J Cutan Pathol 2012 Aug 16;39(8):741-6. Epub 2012 Jul 16.
Cleveland Clinic - Anatomic Pathology and Dermatology, Cleveland, OH, USA.
Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy is a rare microangiopathy of superficial dermal blood vessels. Patients present with telangiectatic macules, predominantly on the extremities. A skin biopsy specimen is necessary to distinguish cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy from generalized essential telangiectasia. Read More
Ann Dermatol Venereol 2012 May 20;139(5):381-6. Epub 2012 Apr 20.
Service de Dermatologie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Background: Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy (CCV) is an entity first described in 2000 by Salama and Rosenthal . Because of its rarity, we felt it opportune to report the present case.
Patients And Methods: We describe the case of a 47-year-old woman presenting with widespread telangiectasia distributed symmetrically on the legs, thighs and lower abdomen. Read More
Am J Clin Dermatol 2010 ;11(1):63-6
Department of Dermatology, Ed. Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France.
Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy is a very rare entity first described in 2000, manifesting clinically with acquired, progressively diffuse, cutaneous telangiectases with a histologically distinct aspect, characterized by a thick hyaline collagenous wall. Its cause is unknown. Differential diagnosis includes mainly generalized essential telangiectasia and telangiectatic mastocytosis. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 2011 Sep-Oct;28(5):598-9
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children's Hospital, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
We describe a 16-year-old girl who presented with a 3-year history of telangiectatic patches on the extremities and trunk. Skin biopsies demonstrated dilated vessels with thickened walls containing hyaline material in the papillary dermis, resembling those seen in systemic amyloidosis, porphyrias, or lipoid proteinosis. A diagnosis of cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy was made. Read More