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What are birthmarks and what colors are they?

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Birthmarks are colored skin spots that are either there at birth or show up shortly after birth. Birthmarks can be many different colors, including brown, tan, black, pale blue, pink, white, red, or purple. Some are only colorations of the surface of the skin; others are raised above the surface go into the tissues under the skin.

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American Academy of Pediatrics. American Academy of Dermatology.

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Pediatrics. American Academy of Dermatology.

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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