Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jude's Mongolian Blue Spot

I think it's so funny that our little Jude has a Mongolian blue spot. I'd never even heard of it until I voiced concern to my doctor about the bruise Jude had for weeks. In case you are wonder what a Mongonlian blue spot is here is a definition and a photo. (Not sure if its "ok" to show baby butt's on blogs, but I figure why not? Look how cute it is!)

A Mongolian spot, also known as "Mongolian blue spot", "congenital dermal melanocytosis",[1] and "dermal melanocytosis"[1] is a benign, flat, congenital birthmark with wavy borders and irregular shape, discovered on and named after Mongolians by Erwin Bälz.[2][3] It is also extremely prevalent among East Asians, South-East Asians, Polynesians, Native Americans, and East Africans.[4][5] It normally disappears three to five years after birth and almost always by puberty.[6] The most common color is blue, although they can be blue-gray, blue-black or even deep brown.

1 comment:

  1. I think one of my nieces had a blue spot like that on her bum when she was little. I'm not sure if she has it still or not she is 8 now. He sure is a cutie!!