Ann Dermatol.  2001 Sep;13(3):163-166. 10.5021/ad.2001.13.3.163.

Five Cases of Acquired Port-Wine Stains


Acquired port-wine stain is rare. It mimics a congenital port-wine stain morphologically but the pattern of onset is acquired after birth. It represents a progressive ectasia of vessels located in the superficial vascular plexus. The exact mechanism is unknown but some reported cases have occurred after trauma. We herein report five cases of acquired port-wine stains and they were idiopathic in nature.


Acquired onset; Port-wine stain
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