Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica Congenita Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 06, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Physiologic cutis marmorata
  • Livedo reticularis associated with collagen-vascular diseases
  • Nevus flammeus
  • Diffuse phlebectasia

Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita may occur with macrocephaly. This newly described disorder is characterized by macrosomia and/or asymmetric growth, central nervous system abnormalities, and neurological manifestations. [35, 36]

Neonatal lupus erythematosus may have cutaneous changes resembling cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. [37]

A child was described with widespread lateralized blue macules, an extensive nevus flammeus, and large patches of cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita, a possibly distinct genodermatosis but not yet fully elucidated as to warrant a specific name. [38]

Smooth muscle hamartoma producing cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita–like lesions with a fibrotic appearance has been described. [39]

Differential Diagnoses