Birthmarks in newborns can signal later problems

July 1, 2010

Vascular birthmarks are very common in newborns, and some varieties affect up to 50% of babies.

Vascular birthmarks are very common in newborns, and some varieties affect up to 50% of babies. The challenge for dermatologists can be the early diagnosis and the ability to distinguish the subtle differences between a banal birthmark and one that calls for quick action.