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what is mongolian spots

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mongolian patch: Mongolian spots or patches are areas in the skin where pigment producing cells make excess pigment. Usually confined to the back. Often in the area o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Leave them alone: Mongolian patches/spots are pigment variations within the skin often seen over the lower back&buttochs but may be seen anywhere along the posterior of ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Mongolian spots: are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes it is caused by pigment ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Not always. They don't mean a thing. So if they are still present in adulthood, then no problem.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Can fade with time: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darke ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Persistent: They will still probably disappear as she gets older. It is unusual for the m to persist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
No complications: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darke ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Left behind pigment: Hi Karen136 Sounds like it may be a varient of the 'mongolian spot', which is believed to be melanocytic pigment cells that didn't migrate as they sho ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
None: No treatment is needed.
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Mongolian spots: They are normal accumulations of melanocytes (the cells which give your skin color). Over time they may spread out over the skin surface and thus ligh ... Read More
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