The birthmark, which is called Mongolian spot , appears as a purplish mark on many newborns on the buttocks and lower back. The Mongolian spot, also known as congenital dermal melanocytosis, becomes visable at birth or during the first weeks of life. It tends to grow for the first two years but gradually disappears over time. In most cases, it is completely gone by the time the child turns However, if the spot does not fade by adulthood, it is called persistent Mongolian spot. The spot has a similar incidence in both sexes but varies among different racial groups.
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Explanation: Forgot to add -- a recent Deutsche Welle tv broadcast mentioned that this genetic trait also appears on some Caucasian babies in Brittany, from the invasions of Attila the Hun.
Gloria Nichols. Jaime Pedraza. George Rabel. Down's Syndrome pink spot Explanation: Children born with Down's Syndrom usually have a light pink spot on the back of the neck. Login to enter a peer comment or grade.
Spock's Baby and Child Care. I have seen this on Chinese babies. Mongolian Spot Explanation: Forgot to add -- a recent Deutsche Welle tv broadcast mentioned that this genetic trait also appears on some Caucasian babies in Brittany, from the invasions of Attila the Hun.
Mongolian spot Explanation: I totally agree. This is only to add some information on the subject. The Mongolian spot also appears in Latin American babies and this has been used to explain the Mongolian origin of our aboriginal ancestors.
Good luck. Mongolian Bruise Explanation: This a more common reference to the spot at the base of the spine of some newborns. It does not necessarily mean Downs' Syndrome.
Explanation: The Mongolian Spot, a genetic trait expressed by a bluish spot at the base of the spine of Asiatic newborns, is unrelated to Down's Syndrome.
What Is That Common “Spot” That Appears On Babies Back And Buttocks?
Slate grey nevus congenital dermal melanocytosis, Mongolian spot is a benign , flat, congenital birthmark , with wavy borders and an irregular shape. The most common color is blue, although they can be blue-gray, blue-black or deep brown. Slate grey nevus is a congenital developmental condition—that is, one existing from birth—exclusively involving the skin. The blue colour is caused by melanocytes , melanin -containing cells, that are usually located in the surface of the skin the epidermis , but are in the deeper region the dermis in the location of the spot. Male and female infants are equally predisposed to slate grey nevus. People who are not aware of the background of the slate grey nevus may mistake them for bruises, possibly resulting in mistaken concerns about abuse. Gessain spent time with the Huehuetla Tepehua people in Hidalgo , Mexico , and wrote in about the spot's "location, shape, colour, histology, chemistry, genetic transmission, and racial distribution".