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Question: My daughter is almost a year old and she's had this raised bump on the left side of her head around the left temple. The coloring seems to change a bit from pale pink to a thromboses dark pink. I have taken her to a dermatologist. who said it was a , "Juvenile Xanthrogranuloma. What is this and will it go away?

DR.PAUL: Juvenile Xanthogranuloma(or nevoxanthoendothelioma) is considered a benign problem of children that goes away on its own(involutes). Most lesions are either present at birth(20%) or develop during the first year : they may increase in size and number during this time. Then after the first 18months or so, they will start to go away on their own. There can be a few or even hundreds of lesions(typically are yellow to reddish-brown in color)... But the good news it is considered benign and will eventually go away. Most children have these on the skin only.

Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child's physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.

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