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Difference between a birthmark and mongolian spot?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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In brief: See Wikipedia

A mongolian spot is a particular type of birthmark.
Like almost all birthmarks, it is completely benign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mongolian_spot. However, if something like this appears later in life it could be a form of melanoma, so don't let anyone tell you you have a mongolian spot unless you were born with it.

In brief: See Wikipedia

A mongolian spot is a particular type of birthmark.
Like almost all birthmarks, it is completely benign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mongolian_spot. However, if something like this appears later in life it could be a form of melanoma, so don't let anyone tell you you have a mongolian spot unless you were born with it.
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