Which statement concerning haemangioma is incorrect?A) Present in 10% of newborns with white skin
Present in 10% of newborns with white skin. This statement is incorrect; haemangiomas are present in approximately 10% of white skinned children by the age of 1 year, but only 1-2% of newborns. Female infants are three times more likely to have haemangiomas, and the incidence is increased in premature neonates. They occur in all races but less commonly in African or Asian skin. Although traditionally considered to be sporadic, autosomal dominant segregation within families has been described but rare. Haemangiomas present with a variety of precursor lesions in approximately 50% of cases and these can be present at birth.