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Does a congenital mole affect children or infants?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A congenital mole is a skin growth that a child has at birth. Congenital moles are often tan or brown and resemble common moles, though some are bluish gray in color. Approximately one child in 100 is born with a congenital mole. If your child was born with a mole, be sure to have it examined by a dermatologist.

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