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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-58

A brief review of nevus depigmentosus


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Samujjala Deb
C-45, New Raipur, Gangulybagan, Kolkata - 700 084, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2349-5847.147041

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Nevus depigmentosus is a congenital disorder of pigmentation which occurs in all sexes and races. It commonly presents in childhood and is mostly nonprogressive. It is a form of cutaneous mosaicism with functionally defective melanocytes and abnormal melanosomes. Localized solitary lesions need to be differentiated from conditions like nevus anemicus, ash leaf macule, vitiligo, etc., and generalized lesions from hypomelanosis of Ito. Treatment is usually not required although cosmetic camouflage, phototherapy, grafting, and other modalities may be tried.


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