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Acquired leukoderma in congenital pigmented nevus associated with vitiligo-like depigmentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11860577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 6-year-old boy who developed depigmentation within a congenital melanocytic nevus at the age of 3 years. During the following months a halo phenomenon and vitiligo-like lesions distant from the nevus appeared. A thorough search for malignant melanoma was negative. A second patient, a 45-year-old woman, had a large congenital nevus on the trunk with marked satellitosis. At the age of 20 years, partial regression of the large nevus occurred and, in addition, halos developed around almost all smaller nevi. Repeated searches for associated malignant melanoma were negative. We review the rare cases of halo congenital nevi and emphasize that depigmentation is not necessarily associated with malignant degeneration.
Peter H Itin; Stephan Lautenschlager
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-25     Completed Date:  2002-04-29     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Basel and Kantonsspital Aarau, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Hypopigmentation / complications,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Nevus, Pigmented / complications,  congenital*,  pathology*
Vitiligo / complications
Comment In:
Pediatr Dermatol. 2003 Nov-Dec;20(6):541-2   [PMID:  14651580 ]

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