Neurovascular stains in two girls with neurofibromatosis 1

Cary S. Crall, Jillian Rork, Sheliagh Maguiness, Birgitta Schmidt, Stephen Gellis

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We report two girls, ages 9 and 17 years, with a clinical diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF-1) who presented with ill-defined, blanchable, erythematous patches on the dorsal feet and ankles. We hypothesized that these patches were a rare cutaneous finding in NF-1 that exist on a clinical and histopathologic spectrum with previously described NF-1 vascular lesions including blue-red macules and skin ulceration due to NF-1 vasculopathy. We suggest that these lesions be called neurovascular stains (NVSs) to unify their clinical and histopathologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e158-e159
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


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