Lentigines within nevus depigmentosus: A rare collateral effect of UVB therapy?

Federico Bardazzi, Riccardo Balestri, Angela Antonucci, Giuseppe Spadola

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Nevus depigmentosus is an uncommon hypopigmented macule or patch that is congenital and stable in its relative size and distribution throughout life; it occurs sporadically and may be localized, segmental or, less often, systematized. We report the case of a 17-year-old girl with a segmental achromic nevus of the left leg and a patch on the lower back with late age of onset who developed lentigines after prolonged intense ultraviolet B exposure as a consequence of an incorrect diagnosis of segmental vitiligo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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