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Contributors: Erica Stevens MD, Noah Craft MD, PhD, Lindy P. Fox MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Michael D. Tharp MD
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Synopsis

Generalized essential telangiectasia (GET) is a benign condition in which there are widespread asymptomatic blanchable telangiectasias. This condition primarily affects adult women, and the average age of onset is late 30s to late 40s. The limbs, especially distal extremities, are usually initially affected with gradual, proximal progression to more widespread involvement. Conjunctival involvement has also rarely been reported. The lesions can be distributed in a variety of patterns including localized, diffuse, discrete, or confluent patterns. The affected areas are usually asymptomatic, but there can be associated tingling, burning, or numbness.

Generally, there are no associated systemic disorders or bleeding; however, there have been reported cases of gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to gastric antral vascular ectasias.

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ICD10CM:
I78.1 – Nevus, non-neoplastic

SNOMEDCT:
238763007 – Generalized essential telangiectasia

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