J Pediatr 2012 Aug 11;161(2):240-5. Epub 2012 Apr 11.
Division of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA 92123, USA.
Objective: To provide incidence data based on ethnicity, prematurity, and body site for vascular, pigmented, and other common congenital cutaneous findings; to compare these results with previously published prospective studies; and to define updated nomenclature, classification, clinical course, and prognostic factors for the pediatric practitioner to promote a better understanding of benign versus more worrisome birthmarks.
Study Design: This prospective study enrolled 594 infants in San Diego, California. Cutaneous examination was performed by pediatric dermatologists in the first 48 hours of life, with subsequent longitudinal contact via telephone, and repeat evaluations if any new lesions were reported by parents. Read More