Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: L | 2010/05/25

Q.

strawberry wharts

Hi Dr, what causes strawberry wharts? Is it a vitamin/minaral shortage? thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I presume that you mean strawberry marks or strawberry naevi. These occur as a result of dilated capillaries under the skin. They are usually present at birth and most will clear up and disappear by themselves. They are not due to a mineral or vitamin deficiency.

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