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Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita

Other Names for this Disease
  • CMTC
  • Hereditary cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita
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Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita is a birth defect involving the skin and blood vessels. It is characterized by cutis marmorata, telangiectasia, and phlebectasia (varicose vein). It is occasionally associated with skin ulceration or skin atrophy. It can occur alone or along with other birth defects, particularly those involving abnormalities of the blood vessels. The cause is thought to be multifactorial with possible genetic or environmental factors involved.[1]
Last updated: 5/25/2011


  1. Grevelink SV, Mulliken JB. Vascular Anomalies and Tumors of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues. In: Fitzpatrick et al.,. Dermatology in General Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2003;
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