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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2020 Nov 23

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.20.06681-X

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Nevus Depigmentosus: a series with analysis of 37 cases

Khalifa E. SHARQUIE 1, Fatema A. AL-JARALLA 2, Robert A. SCHWARTZ 3 , Reem M. ALHYALI 4

1 Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraqi and Arab Board for Dermatology & Venereology, and Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Medical City, Baghdad, Iraq; 2 Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq; 3 Dermatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA; 4 Department of Dermatology, Baghdad Medical City Complex, Baghdad, Iraq


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BACKGROUND: Nevus depigmentosus (ND) is an uncommon congenital nonprogressive hypopigmented skin disorder that can be seen anywhere on the body. We consider other depigmenting disoders and focus on distinguishing ND from vitiligo and tuberous sclerosis complex in infancy.
METHODS: We evaluated patients with nevus depigmentosus. This diagnosis was made about delineating it from nevus anemicus, pityriasis alba, tuberous sclerosis complex, vitiligo, and other depigmenting disorders.
RESULTS: Of the 37 individuals with nevus depigmentosus evaluated, 36 were children, twenty-two (59.4%) were males and 15 (40.5%) were females, with male to female ratio 1.4:1.
CONCLUSIONS: Distinguishing ND from other disorders with depigmentation can be challenging, particular with tuberous sclerosis complex and vitiligo in infancy.


KEY WORDS: Nevus depigmentosus; Nevus achromicus; Vitiligo; Tuberous sclerosis complex; Pityriasis alba

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