Infantile Hemangioma

This information is useful for children
An infant who may have an infantile hemangioma crawls away.

Some babies are born with a type of birthmark called an infantile hemangioma. This is a growth formed by collections of extra blood vessels in the skin and is considered to be among the most common vascular birthmarks. About 4 to 5% of infants have an infantile hemangioma, and some babies are born with more than one. Their specific cause is unknown, but they tend to be more common in girls, in premature babies, and in twins and triplets.