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Eppinger's spider naevus

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A skin symptom on the upper part of the body typical in chronic liver disease (chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis). Regularly distributed, circumscribed, small spider-like vascular neavi particularly seen on the chest, neck, back of the head, the upper arm, and sometimes in the face.


  • H. Eppinger:
    Die Leberkrankheiten. In: Allgemeine und specielle Pathologie und Therapie der Leber. Wien, J. Springer, 1937. XIV + 801 pages.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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