Extensive oral telangiectasias in systemic sclerosis

Reena Kumari Sharma, Mudita Gupta, Amar Singh, Saru Thakur
DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v7i1/304


The word telangiectasia is derived from tel- end, angos- vessels and ectasis- dilatation.  Telangiectasia can be primary or secondary. Connective tissue diseases like systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus may be associated with secondary telangiectasias. Systemic sclerosis presents with mat-like telangiectasias over face, hands and rarely oral mucosa.  The present study discusses a case of extensive oral telangiectasias without significant sclerosis over face.


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