WHITE AVASCULAR SPOTS or BIER SPOTS

By Gary M. White, MD

White Avascular Spots or Bier Spots


White avascular spots, AKA Bier spots, are white spots on the skin are caused by a relative lack of blood. They are entirely benign.

Clinical

White avascular macules approximately 5 mm. in size may occasionally be seen on the arms and legs of patients, especially white women. Rarely they are numerous enough to prompt a patient to seek medical attention. The white macules are due to decreased blood content probably secondary to local arteriolar vasoconstriction.

Treatment

No treatment is needed nor known effective.

Additional Pictures

White Avascular Spots or Bier Spots

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References

Indian Dermatol Online J. 2015 Mar-Apr; 6(2): 128–129

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