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What causes birthmarks?

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The cause of most birthmarks is unknown. Many folk tales and myths exist about the causes of birthmarks, but none of them are true.

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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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