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Cherry angioma

Cherry angioma (a.k.a. Campbell de Morgan spots, Strawberry Naevi and Red Moles) are small, harmless (non cancerous) skin tumours which have an abnormally high number of surface blood capillaries - hence their red colouration and name.

They are extremely common - nearly all adults over 30 have some examples. Their numbers tend to increase with age.

The exact cause is unknown, but there may be a genetic factor that makes some people more likely to get them. They've also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, some medical conditions, and climate.

Further info DermNet NZ


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