John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Naevus anaemicus with teleangiectatic vessels Volume 11, numéro 6, November - December 2001

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Page(s) : 518-20
  • Année de parution : 2001

A macular naevus anaemicus is usually easy to diagnose. Rubbing the skin causes erythema of the surrounding normal skin, whereas the naevus remains pale and becomes more prominent. Further, the naevus anaemicus also usually fails to react to vasodilatory substances and it can disappear after sympathic blockade [1, 2]. Hypersensitivity to catecholamines has therefore been suggested [1]. Interestingly in a patient with generalised dermatitis [...]