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Red spider vein like spots on chest, back of arms. Could they be bed bug bites ?

II have these red spider vein like spots on my chest and now down back of my arms started out as rash that i thought was ring worm but then that went away and now have these spider vein spots my dr said could be bed bug bites ..dont have bed bugs and these dont look like bed bug bites have had this for about a year now please help.
Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi bonnie,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for writing in.
It can be spider angiomas a vascular malformation.
It is a sign of liver disease.It can also be present normally as a part of aging.
A visit to dermatologist will allow confirmation of diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Hope this helps.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatology
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