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Spider angioma in Child
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Spider angioma in Child

Contributors: Annie Chen BS, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Susan Burgin MD
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A spider angioma, also known as nevus araneus or spider nevus, is the most common telangiectasia of childhood. It is composed of a central arteriole with numerous radiating telangiectasias. Lesions are never present at birth but may arise spontaneously at any time after age 2 years. The etiology in children is unknown, although trauma and sun exposure are hypothesized to play a role in their development. It is estimated that 50% of spider angiomas will spontaneously regress by adulthood.


I78.1 – Nevus, non-neoplastic

195382003 – Spider nevus

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Spider angioma in Child
A medical illustration showing key findings of Spider angioma : Face, Neck, Telangiectasia, Trunk, Blanching macule
Clinical image of Spider angioma - imageId=749347. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'A close-up of a tiny, bright red papule with numerous radiating telangiectasias and pink erythema on the cheek.'
A close-up of a tiny, bright red papule with numerous radiating telangiectasias and pink erythema on the cheek.
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