Port wine birthmark

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What is port wine birthmark?

A port wine birthmark is a red or purple mark that looks like a stain on the skin. These birthmarks can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the face. These marks occur when blood vessels, known as capillaries, in the skin are larger because of insufficient nerve supply.

Common symptoms reported by people with port wine birthmark

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with port wine birthmark

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Who has port wine birthmark on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from port wine birthmark patients who have completed their condition history
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