spider naevus

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spider naevus

A common, tiny skin blemish consisting of a small, central, slightly raised, bright red area from which fine red lines, like spider legs, radiate. Numerous spider naevi occur in serious liver disease, such as cirrhosis and sometimes in pregnant women or those receiving hormone replacement therapy.

spider naevus

small, flat, red skin lesion caused by localized telangiectasia (i.e. arteriole surrounded by radial dilated capillaries)
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Put a ballpoint pen on the centre of the vein and if it disappears it is a spider naevi.
INDEX R-S Homo Sapiens (F) RECTUM, RED PALMS, RELAXATION, RHYTHM METHOD, RUBELLA, RUPTURED MEMBRANE, SACRUM, SALPINGECTOMY, SALIPINGES, SALPINGITIS, SEXUAL INTERCOURSE - during pregnancy, after childbirth, after abortion, SHAKES, SHOCK, SLEEPLESSNESS, SPECULUM, SPERM, SPERMICIDE, SPIDER NAEVI, SPINAL ANAESTHETIC, STERILIZATION, STERILITY, STILL-BIRTH, STITCHES, STRESS INCONTINENCE, STRETCH MARKS, SUPPOSITORIES, SUPINE SYNDROME, SYMPHYSIS PUBIS, SYNTOMETRINE, SYPHILIS.
Chronic Liver Disease can give rise to numerous extrahepatic disorders among which skin disease occupy a central place Jaundice, xerosis, pruritis, pigmentary changes, loss of pubic and axillary hairs, leuconychia, spider naevi, telangiectasias, striae distensae with dilated veins on abdomen, palmar erythema all are recognized sequelae of liver disease (12, 14).
This type are known as spider naevi and typically occur on the chest, head and neck.
Dr Miriam says: These red marks on the face are called spider naevi and extremely common in pregnancy due to the fact that there's a lot more blood circulating round your body.