Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Macular Stains Evaluation

The evaluation of macular stains starts with a history and physical exam.

The diagnosis of macular stains is made during physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with macular stains include:

  • Bright red or purple patches on the skin
    • Patches are flat
    • Patches are usually on the face, head or neck
    • Patches are present at birth

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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