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Pyogenic granuloma on the hand

Pyogenic granuloma on the hand

Overview

Pyogenic granulomas are reactive lesions made-up of blood vessels (vascular) on the skin, seen here on the hand. They are brittle and tend to bleed easily if bumped. They are raised, red, and moist, and the skin around them may be inflamed. These lesions are seen most commonly in children.

Review Date 11/4/2020

Updated by: Elika Hoss, MD, Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.