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A child with a bluish-purple discoloration on the chin
  1. Wieteke M Ploegstra1,
  2. Jacqueline Schuur2,
  3. Tina E Faber1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Medical Centre Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Medical Centre Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to W M Ploegstra, Department of Paediatrics, Medical Centre Leeuwarden, PO Box 888, 8901 BR Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; wieteke.ploegstra{at}

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A 12-year-old previously healthy boy was referred to the paediatrician with a discoloration in the face. There was no apparent previous trauma. Some months ago, he had developed a discoloration on exactly the same place. Examination revealed a circumscribed, bluish-purple, non-tender, discoloration on the …

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent Parental consent obtained.