What Are the Causes of Birthmarks?

  • Womenscorner Desk
  • June 21, 2020

The science of birthmarks is not entirely understood, especially why they are prevalent in some newborns but not in others. However, there are several potential reasons for birthmarks:

- A few studies have shown that birthmarks might be due to a placental fragment embedded in the foetus during early gestation.

- Strawberry haemangiomas are thought to be caused by endothelial cells from the blood vessels accumulating in one spot.

- Port wine stains might be caused by extremely dilated capillaries, which in turn are a result of nerve damage.

- Research shows that salmon patches occur due to blood vessels concentrating under the skin.

Source: Google

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