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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1999 June;158(3):83-6

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Hypo­me­lan­osis of ITO (incon­ti­nentia pig­menti ach­ro­mians). A ­case ­report

Nocini P. F. 1, Campolongo F. 2, Carminati R. 1, Fior A. 1, Dolci M. 1

1 Università ­degli ­Studi - ­Verona, Isti­tuto di ­Clinica Odon­toia­trica, Cat­tedra di Chi­rurgia Spe­ciale Odon­tos­to­mat­o­logica, Facoltà di Med­i­cina e Chi­rurgia, Ospe­dale Pol­i­clinico di ­Borgo ­Roma;
2 Ospe­dale S. ­Chiara - ­Trento, Unità Oper­a­tiva di Chi­rurgia Max­illo-Fac­ciale


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The aim of ­this ­report was to dem­on­strate ­that hypo­me­lan­osis of Ito is one of the ­rarest neu­ro­cut­aneous dis­or­ders. The ­authors ­report the obser­va­tion of a ­case of hypo­me­lan­osis of Ito (­also ­known as HI or incon­ti­nentia pig­menti ach­ro­mians) in an 8-­year-old boy. Hypo­me­lan­osis of Ito ­often ­occurs at ­birth or ­during child­hood. It ­mainly ­appears as cuta­neous ­lesions on dif­ferent ­parts of the ­body (­trunk, arm and ­legs), ­such as hypo­pig­mented ­streaks, ­whorls and ­patches. It has not yet ­been dem­on­strated but mul­tiple involve­ment and asso­ciated ­defects sug­gest the pos­sible con­gen­ital inher­i­tance of ­this dis­ease. ­This ­case ­report ­describes a system­atic and defin­i­tive diag­nosis.

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