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Bloom Syndrome (Congenital Telangiectatic Erythema) Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
 
Updated: Dec 14, 2015
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Cockayne syndrome is differentiated by the presence of premature aging, deafness, mental retardation, and retinal degeneration.

Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is differentiated by the early onset of poikiloderma and cataracts.

Lupus erythematosus is differentiated by accompanying rheumatologic and serologic associations. However, McGown et al report a case of Bloom syndrome (congenital telangiectatic erythema) in which histologic findings were very similar to cutaneous lupus erythematosus.[28]

Erythropoietic protoporphyria is differentiated by the presence of red blood cell protoporphyrins and positive red blood cell fluorescence.

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc Visiting Research Fellow, Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology; Teaching Assistant, Department of Dermatology, Kasr Alainy University Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt

Amira M Elbendary, MBBCh, MSc is a member of the following medical societies: Medical Dermatology Society, Bloom’s Syndrome Association, Egyptian Medical Syndicate, International Dermoscopy Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine

Michael J Wells, MD, FAAD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Van Perry, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Van Perry, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Dirk M Elston, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Dirk M Elston, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Eleanor E Sahn, MD Director, Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Associate Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

Eleanor E Sahn, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, Southern Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Amir A Bajoghli, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, George Washington University School of Medicine and Georgetown University; Chief, Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Section, Inova Fairfax Hospital; Dermatologist, Skin and Laser Surgery Center, PC

Amir A Bajoghli, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, and Massachusetts Medical Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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