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Spider Angiomas

Spider Angiomas
Spider Angiomas

Spider angiomas are small, bright-red spots that are surrounded by tiny blood vessels (capillaries), which resemble spider legs. They are normal in many healthy people. They commonly develop in women who are pregnant or use oral contraceptives and in people who have cirrhosis of the liver.

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