Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Port Wine Stain

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In contrast, these congenital pink patches are port wine stains. They are typically more intense and purple-red in color than salmon patches. In some cases, as seen here, a port wine stain may affect a large surface area. The discoloration is not, of itself, a problem, but it may be a clue to an underlying condition. Port wine stains on the face may be associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome, and those on the extremities may be associated with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, in which overgrowth of an extremity may occur.

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