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- Chronic sun and/or cold exposure
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
- Injury from surgery or radiation
- Too much estrogen—can be caused by oral contraceptives or pregnancy
|Telangiectasia may be related to rosacea.|
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- Red patches of skin that have a lacy pattern
- Patches of red skin that turn white when pressure is applied, then red again after pressure is removed
- They can occasionally bleed
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
FamilyDoctor.org - American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.familydoctor.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Generalised essential telangiectasia. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://dermnetnz.org/vascular/essential-telangiectasia.html. Updated July 1, 2011. Accessed June 11, 2013.
Rosacea. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://dermnetnz.org/acne/rosacea.html. Updated June 8, 2013. Accessed June 11, 2013.
Rosacea. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 22, 2011. Accessed June 11, 2013.
Spider telangiectasias. Boston Children's Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site2926/mainpageS2926P1.html. Accessed February 21, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/22/2014