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Spider angioma in Child
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Spider angioma in Child

Contributors: Sarah Stein MD, Karen Wiss MD, Sheila Galbraith MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Cynthia Christy MD
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Synopsis

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 2 years of age. 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.

Codes

ICD10CM:
I78.1 – Nevus, non-neoplastic

SNOMEDCT:
195382003 – Spider nevus

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Last Updated:10/08/2019
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Spider angioma in Child
Spider angioma : Face, Neck, Telangiectasia, Trunk, Blanching macule
Clinical image of Spider angioma
A close-up of a tiny, bright red papule with numerous radiating telangiectasias and pink erythema on the cheek.
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