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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 10/14/2018

Updated by: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.