Mongolian Spot

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Mongolian spot

[mäŋ′gō·lē·ən ′spät]
A focal bluish-gray discoloration of the skin of the lower back, also aberrantly on the face, present at birth and fading gradually.

Mongolian Spot


a bluish color of the skin, sometimes found in the sacral region in children. It is caused by deposits of the pigment melanin in the connective tissue of the skin. Mongolian spots were first described among children of Mongoloid ancestry, but they also occur among children of other races.

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Results: Pigmented birthmarks observed included Mongolian blue spot, cafe-au-lait macules and congenital melanocytic nevi.
Conclusion: Mongolian blue spot are the commonest pigmented birthmarks observed followed by cafe-au-lait macules and congenital melanocytic nevi.
8) Pigmented birthmarks were also the most frequent skin manifestation in Iranian neonates with a frequency of mongolian blue spots of 71.
In Taiwan, mongolian blue spots were the most common birth marks with a frequency of 61.