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Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita


Other Names for this Disease
  • CMTC
  • Hereditary cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita
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What causes cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita?

The exact cause of CMTC is not known. Fewer than 300 cases of CMTC have been reported in the medical literature. Since many cases of CMTC are mild and clear up without treatment, the disorder may be under-diagnosed making it difficult to determine the exact cause. Most cases occur randomly, for no apparent reason. Researchers believe that several factors, such as a virus, may contribute to the development of the disorder (multifactorial). In a few rare cases, CMTC may occasionally run in families.[1]
Last updated: 5/25/2011

References
  1. Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2009; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1000/viewAbstract. Accessed 5/25/2011.