Spider nevus

What is Spider nevus?

A spider angioma (also known as a nevus araneus, spider nevus, vascular spider, and spider telangiectasia) is a type of telangiectasis (swollen blood vessels) found slightly beneath the skin surface, often containing a central red spot and reddish extensions which radiate outwards like a spider's web. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults and young children. However, having more than 3 spider angiomas is likely to be abnormal and may be a sign of liver disease.

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after being on 25grms thyroxin for two weeks clusters of spider nevus type spots appearedon legs arms and body. Also difficulty in breathing. Could...

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I have a very small red dot on my lower lip line. I can barely feel it when I touch it. I have had cold sores many times over the years and I know...

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It is likely to be small lip spider nevus.

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It is likely to be small lip spider nevus.That is...

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I keep getting colds and sore throats--every two to three months. Have now had one for ten days. I did not have strep last time; have not been to...

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Weird spots may be spider nevus .

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