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Picture of Salmon Patch on Newborn

Picture of Salmon Patch on Newborn

A salmon patch is a type of birthmark that occurs in about one-third of newborns. The photo depicts a salmon patch on the forehead of a newborn. These lesions are benign and resolve on their own, usually by 18 months of age.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Family Physician: "Newborn Skin: Part II. Birthmarks"