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What are the different types of pigmented birthmarks?

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The different types of pigmented birthmarks include:

Mongolian spots, which usually are bluish and look like bruises.

Pigmented nevi (moles), which are growths on the skin that usually are flesh-colored, brown or black.

Congenital nevi are moles that are present at birth. These birthmarks have a slightly increased risk of becoming skin cancer, depending on their siz.

Cafe-au-lait spots are light tan or light brown spots that are usually oval in shape. They usually appear at birth but may develop in the first few years of a child's life.

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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