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What are birthmarks?

Birthmarks are skin abnormalities that are usually present from birth, but some can arise as the baby is growing. Most birthmarks are harmless and do not require treatment. Some birthmarks will fade away on their own over time. Other birthmarks may need treatment for cosmetic reasons. There are rare birthmarks that may signal a disease.

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