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Pyogenic granuloma


* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Lobular capillary hemangioma
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Pyogenic granuloma are small, reddish bumps on the skin that bleed easily due to an abnormally high number of blood vessels. They typically occur on the hands, arms, or face. While the exact cause of pyogenic granulomas is unknown, they often appear following injury.[1] Pyogenic granuloma is often observed in infancy and childhood, but may also be observed in adults, particularly in pregnant women.[2] Small pyogenic granulomas may go away on their own. Larger lesions are treated with surgery, electrocautery, freezing, or lasers.[1]
Last updated: 11/13/2012


  1. Pyogenic granuloma. MedlinePlus. October 10, 2010; Accessed 11/13/2012.
  2. Lichenstein R. Annulare and Pyogenic Granuloma . Medscape Reference. May 22, 2012; Accessed 11/13/2012.
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  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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