- Chronic sun and/or cold exposure
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Injury from surgery or radiation
- Too much estrogen—can be caused by oral contraceptives or pregnancy
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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
American Academy of Dermatology http://aad.org
American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor 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/what . 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: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 06/20/2013