Spider Telangiectasias Symptoms & Causes

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What are the symptoms of spider telangiectasias?

Spider telangiectasias are generally cosmetic and do not cause any medical symptoms or health problems. Infrequently, they may grow, cause pain or bleed.

The hallmark little red lines of spider telangiectasias can appear anywhere on your child’s body, though they often show up on the face.

What causes spider telangiectasias?

No one knows what causes spider telangiectasias. They’re pretty common and often appear in adults as well. 

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