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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.


Port wine stain. Nemours KidsHealth website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/port%5Fwine%5Fstains.html#. Updated March 2009. Accessed August 5, 2013.


Port-wine stain information. Vascular Birthmark Foundation website. Available at: http://birthmark.org/node/23. Accessed August 5, 2013.


Port-wine stain treatment. Duke University Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.dukehealth.org/services/dermatology/treatments/port%5Fwine%5Fstain%5Ftreatment. Accessed August 5, 2013.

 

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