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Disease Port-Wine Stain

Name Port-Wine Stain
Synonyms Nevus Flammeus | Port Wine Stain | Port-Wine Stains | Stain, Port-Wine | Stains, Port-Wine
Definition A vascular malformation of developmental origin characterized pathologically by ectasia of superficial dermal capillaries, and clinically by persistent macular erythema. In the past, port wine stains have frequently been termed capillary hemangiomas, which they are not; unfortunately this confusing practice persists: HEMANGIOMA, CAPILLARY is neoplastic, a port-wine stain is non-neoplastic. Port-wine stains vary in color from fairly pale pink to deep red or purple and in size from a few millimeters to many centimeters in diameter. The face is the most frequently affected site and they are most often unilateral. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 5th ed, p483)
Categories Congenital abnormality | Skin disease
MeSH® ID D019339

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1. DiseasesCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Congenital Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Port-Wine Stain Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Skin Abnormalities Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Port-Wine Stain Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Port-Wine Stain Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Capillary Malformation-Arteriovenous Malformation Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  CAPILLARY MALFORMATIONS, CONGENITAL Has associated genes
  Nevi flammei, familial multiple
  Nevus Flammeus of Nape of Neck