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Alexander K. C. Leung, MBBS, FRCP(C); Murray Feingold, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(12):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140140065030.
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Salmon Patches 

Manifestations  Salmon patches, a type of nevus flammeus, are commonly seen on the eyelids, glabella, and occipital areas of newborn infants. Parents are intrigued by the ancient designation of "angel's kiss" for the lesions on the forehead and the eyelids and "stork beak marks" or "stork bite marks" for the lesions present in the occipital areas. The typical lesion is flat and blanches on pressure. In white infants they are usually bright red or pink and are darker red in Oriental or black infants. Salmon patches are more common in white than in Oriental or black infants.

Genetics  There is no evidence of a mendelian mode of inheritance.

Treatment  Treatment consists of providing reassurance to the parents that the lesion will disappear or significantly regress with time. When the translucency of

Treatment  Treatment consists of providing reassurance to the parents that the lesion will disappear

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