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

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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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