Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Salmon Patch

salmon patch

photo by Janelle Aby, MD

The pink patches in the middle of the forehead and over the left eye are salmon patches. Also known as nevus simplex or "angel kisses", these are a common capillary malformations that are present at birth. Eyelid spots generally fade over several months. Lesions on the glabella may take several years to resolve, and occasionally the outlines can be seen into adulthood, especially when the face is flushed.

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