Angel's kiss

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Angel's kiss
Other names: Midline nevus flammeus simplex
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Salmon patch on the left upper eyelid of a newborn.

Angel's kiss, also known as a midline nevus flammeus simplex, is a vascular birthmark which may be found on the glabellar region or on one upper eyelid, and presents in approximately 15% of newborns.[1][2]

It is a type of nevus simplex, along with a stork bite when it affects the neck.

Signs and symptoms

See also


  1. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 582. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. "salmon patch" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary