Segmental nevus depigmentosus
How to cite this article: Devi MS, Laishram R. Segmental nevus depigmentosus. CosmoDerma 2022;2:31.
A 6-year-old boy presented with whitish colored lesion over the right side of the face at 2 years of age. The lesion was gradually increasing in size with the child’s growth and there was no loss of sensation. On cutaneous examination, a solitary well-defined off-white macule with an irregular border extends from the right forehead to the malar area and nose with sharp demarcation in the midline. Smaller macules were present around the margin giving a ‘splashed paint’ appearance along with poliosis of the eyebrow [Figure 1]. Diascopy was negative and Wood’s lamp examination revealed an off-white color. Dermoscopy of the lesion shows irregular whitish areas with few areas of reticular pigment network. The irregular extensions are seen as pseudopods at the periphery with perifollicular pigmentation and there is the absence of perifollicular hyperpigmentation [Figure 2]. Based on the criteria given by Coup, a diagnosis of nevus depigmentosus was made. Nevus depigmentosus is a pigmentary disorder that presents with a nonprogressive sharply demarcated hypopigmented macule usually visible at birth or early childhood.
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