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Summary - Nevus Depigmentosus

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Childhood vitiligo differs from adult-onset vitiligo for several features including increased incidence of the segmental variant, higher prevalence of halo nevi, and more common family history for autoimmune diseases and atopic diathesis. Nevus depigmentosus is a congenital, non-progressive, well-circumscribed hypopigmented macule, seen usually at birth, or within the first years of life. Leucoderma is a frequent presenting complaint in children and it is sometimes difficult to make a definite diagnostic during the first consultation. Vitiligo is a refractory skin disease. Genetic mosaicism indicated by lines of Blaschko pigmentary changes has been described under a number of different and confusing terms, including hypomelanosis of Ito, linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis, nevus depigmentosus, and cutis tricolor. Ash-leaf spots, a diagnostic manifestation of tuberous sclerosis complex, are sometimes difficult to differentiate from other hypopigmented lesions. Nevus depigmentosus is a congenital hypomelanotic condition for which no effective treatments are available. Hypopigmentary disorders are common group of dermatoses in pediatric age group.To study the frequency and patterns of hypopigmentary disorders in children.This study was a descriptive clinical study spanning over a period of 23 months. Nevus depigmentosus (ND) is frequently confused with vitiligo. Nevus depigmentosus is a congenital, nonprogressive hypopigmented disorder.

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