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Angioma Serpiginosum
Wen-Jang Liaw, Chin-Yao Wang, Wei-Chin Lu, The-Lu Chu
Dermatol Sinica 17: 370-375, 1999

Angioma serpiginosum is a rare vascular nevoid disorder with a tendency to manifest itself in the form of capillary dilatation and proliferation in the superficial dermis. It is found almost exclusively in females who have grouped serpiginous erythematous punctate lesions usually on the lower limbs or buttocks. Herein, we report a 19-year-old male patient who had groups of serpiginous punctate lesions on the left lower limb, left buttock, anterior chest wall and left upper limb for more than 10 years. Histopathology revealed that many dilated thin-walled capillaries were seen in the dermal papillae and the superficial reticular dermis. Epidermal changes and extravasation of red blood cells were absent. The clinical and histopathological features are compatible with the diagnosis of angioma serpiginosum.

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