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Winter 2011, Vol. 19 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2011) 19, 193-196


Case Report

A Chinese infant with multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with thrombocytopaenia

Y Chan 陳湧, KH Yeung 楊國鴻, WY Lam 林永賢

Abstract
Multifocal lymphangioendotheliomatosis with thrombocytopaenia (MLT) is a rare syndrome first described in 2004 that is characterised by multiple reddish-brown erythematous patches, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and thrombocytopaenia. The cause is still unknown. We report a Chinese infant who developed multiple congenital blanchable erythemas, GI bleeding and multiple internal organ involvement affecting the eyes, lungs and the brain. Skin biopsy was compatible with the diagnosis of MLT. Treatment with intravenous vincristine stabilised her platelet count. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of MLT reported in Chinese.