Port-wine stain

What is Port-wine stain?

Port-wine stain or nevus flammeus is a type of birthmark. It is caused by a vascular anomaly in the skin. It persists throughout life. The area of skin affected grows in proportion to general growth.Port-wine stains occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body, particularly on the neck and upper trunk.

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I have blotchy red areas on my inside forearms that lessen quite a bit in intensity for a few seconds if I raise my arms overhead for a few seconds...

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Redish areas which decrease in intensity on raising the arms can be capillary ,venous, arterial malformations....

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Hello! My mother (80 yrs. old) has developed a huge reddish-purple stain in her lower right leg, ranging from slightly beneath her knee to the...

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Can you please provide some information about the problem as this will help me in suggesting you better:
1.Did the...

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hi ,im 25 years old originally form india currently living in uk ,recently im having small black dots on my face and my body ,its look like...

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It seems that you are having melanocytic nevi.

Melanocytic nevi represent proliferations of melanocytes that are in contact with each other,...

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