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Old 07-10-2008, 09:22 AM
aussiegirl aussiegirl is offline
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Hi There.
My daughter has two hemangiomas on her face, one under her eye and the other on the corner of her lip, both on the right side of her face. I noticed an odd shaped red patch that has not gone away all afternoon, within this patch are small red dots. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if pws are always present at birth or can appear later?
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meg.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:43 PM
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Meg,

Port wine stains are present from birth but often darken (and thicken) over time. The new redness you are describing does not sound like a PWS to me, but each case is unique; a skilled pediatric dermatologist should be able to give you a more definitive answer. Perhaps you can schedule a check-up with the dermatologist who is monitoring her hemangiomas?

Best of luck!
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