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What is the definition of Muscle Atrophy?

A stork bite is a common type of birthmark seen in a newborn. It is most often temporary.

The medical term for a stork bite is nevus simplex. A stork bite is also called a salmon patch.

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What are the alternative names for Muscle Atrophy?

Salmon patch; Nevus flammeus

What are the causes of Muscle Atrophy?

Stork bites occur in about one third of all newborns.

A stork bite is due to a stretching (dilation) of certain blood vessels. It may become darker when the child cries or the temperature changes. It may fade when pressure is put on it.

What are the symptoms of Muscle Atrophy?

A stork bite usually looks pink and flat. A baby may be born with a stork bite. It may also appear in the first months of life. Stork bites may be found on the forehead, eyelids, nose, upper lip, or back of the neck. Stork bites are purely cosmetic and do not cause any symptoms.

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What are the current treatments for Muscle Atrophy?

No treatment is needed. If a stork bite lasts longer than 3 years, it may be removed with a laser to improve the person's appearance.

Who are the top Muscle Atrophy Local Doctors?
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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Nationwide Childrens Hospital

700 Children's Dr 
Columbus, OH 43205

William Arnold is a Physiatrist and a Neurologist in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Arnold has been practicing medicine for over 18 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Muscle Atrophy. He is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMA, Muscle Atrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, and Primary Lateral Sclerosis. He is licensed to treat patients in Ohio. Dr. Arnold is currently accepting new patients.

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University Of Alberta

Division Of Gastroenterology And Liver Unit 
Edmonton, AB, CA T6G2X

Aldo Loza-Montano is in Edmonton, Canada. Loza-Montano is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Muscle Atrophy. He is also highly rated in 18 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Autoimmune Hepatitis, Muscle Atrophy, Liver Transplant, and Cirrhosis.

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Sapienza University Of Rome

Department Of Translational And Precision Medicine 
Rome, IT 00185

Manuela Merli is in Rome, Italy. Merli is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Muscle Atrophy. She is also highly rated in 15 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Cirrhosis, Muscle Atrophy, Liver Failure, and Portal Hypertension.

What is the outlook (prognosis) for Muscle Atrophy?

Most stork bites on the face go away completely in about 18 months. Stork bites on the back of the neck usually do not go away.

When should I contact a medical professional for Muscle Atrophy?

The provider should look at all birthmarks during a routine well-baby exam.

How do I prevent Muscle Atrophy?

There is no known prevention.

What are the latest Muscle Atrophy Clinical Trials?
The Identification and Prevention of Sarcopenia in Older Patients in the Acute Hospital Setting
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Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: An Observational Study in China
What are the Latest Advances for Muscle Atrophy?
Randomized Clinical Trial: Effects of β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate (HMB)-Enriched vs. HMB-Free Oral Nutritional Supplementation in Malnourished Cirrhotic Patients.
The Effect of Non-Pharmacological and Pharmacological Interventions on Measures Associated with Sarcopenia in End-Stage Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
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An expanded access program of risdiplam for patients with Type 1 or 2 spinal muscular atrophy.
Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : May 03, 2021
Published By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Dinulos JGH. Vascular tumors and malformations. In: Dinulos JGH, ed. Habif's Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide in Diagnosis and Therapy. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 23.

Gehris RP. Dermatology. In: Zitelli BJ, McIntire SC, Nowalk AJ, eds. Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 8.

Long KA, Martin KL. Dermatologic diseases of the neonate. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 666.