Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pyogenic granuloma (lobular capillary hemangioma)?

Updated: Jun 04, 2018
  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Pyogenic granuloma is rare in children younger than 6 months. The peak age of onset for cutaneous lesions is the second decade of life. [14] For patients younger than 17 years, the mean age of presentation has been reported as 6.7 years. [12] Aside from those lesions occurring in pregnancy, the frequency declines linearly with age in adulthood. Also see the Medscape article, Pediatric Pyogenic Granuloma.


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