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Port-Wine Stains

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by Kohnle D

( Nevus flammeus )

 

Diagnosis

Since some stains may also be associated with other medical conditions, your doctor may order other tests to look for any of these related conditions.
Skin Biopsy
Skin proceedure
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org

Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
http://www.birthmark.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dermatology Association
http://www.dermatology.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Alster TS, Tanzi EL. Combined 595-nm and 1,064-nm laser irradiation of recalcitrant and hypertrophic port-wine stains in children and adults. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Jun;35(6):914-918.


Jasim ZF, Handley JM. Treatment of pulsed dye laser-resistant port wine stain birthmarks. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Oct;57(4):677-682.


Laser and non surgical enhancements. Duke University Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.dukemedicine.org/treatments/dermatology/skin-care. Accessed August 28, 2014.


Port wine stain. Nemours Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/port%5Fwine%5Fstains.html. Updated September 2013. Accessed August 28, 2014.


Port-wine stain. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 29, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2014.


Port-wine stain information. Vascular Birthmark Foundation website. Available at: http://birthmark.org/node/23. Accessed August 28, 2014.

 

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