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A port-wine stain (PWS) is an irregularly shaped, red or violaceous, macular, vascular malformation of dermal blood vessels that is present at birth and never disappears spontaneously except for the salmon patch; the malformation is usually confined to the skin but may be associated with vascular malformations in the eye and leptomeninges (Sturge-Weber syndrome).


The lesions are congenital, but the cause is unknown. However, PWS may cause emotional and social problems for the affected person because of their appearance.


* Most commonly seen on face and neck.
* It is pale pink in color and darken with time.
* Usually present at birth.
* Is usually slightly more reddish-to-purplish lesion, flat to slightly raised in older children.

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