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Telangiectasia

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by Kerr SJ
 

Causes

Telangiectasias are caused by small blood vessels that are stuck in a wide open position. There is no clear reason for why this happens in many cases.
Some telangiectasias are due to conditions like:
Rosacea
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Telangiectasia may be related to rosacea.
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org

FamilyDoctor.org - American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.familydoctor.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


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.

 

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