Salmon patches are present in approximately 44% of all neonates. The lesions tend to fade with time and those on the glabellum, eyelids, nose, and upper lip are rarely detected after the age of 6. We report a 33-year-old Chinese female with a salmon patch on the forehead and glabellum. To our knowledge, the occurrence of a salmon patch on the forehead and glabellum in adulthood has not been reported. The persistent salmon patch on the face of an adult is benign and not associated with any neurocutaneous syndrome or underlying vascular abnormality. The color of the lesion can be ameliorated with laser therapy if cosmesis is a concern.
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Alexander K. C. Leung, Benjamin Barankin, and Kam Lun Hon, “Persistent Salmon Patch on the Forehead and Glabellum in a Chinese Adult,” Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2014, Article ID 139174, 3 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/139174