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Port-Wine Stains

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by Kohnle D

( Nevus flammeus )



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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American Academy of Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks Foundation



Canadian Dermatology Association

Health Canada



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