Document Type: Original Article



Background: Birthmarks are common reasons for parents’ concern.Some of them may need further investigation to find out theunderlying systemic disorders or their potential for malignanttransformation. The purpose of this study was to determine thefrequency of vascular and pigmented birthmarks in infants fromthe Northeast of Iran.Method: This descriptive study was conducted on 1000 healthyinfants born in a University Hospital in the Northeast of Iran from2003 to 2005. The cutaneous lesions of neonates were examinedby a dermatologist.Result: The salmon patch was reported as the most commonbirthmark (233 cases). The most common site of involvementwas the eyelid. A case of congenital hemangioma and a case ofthe port-wine stain were also observed both in the fifth n