A 36-year-old member asked:

Help! need to know if there's any link between leukemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
No: Igh is a benign skin condition probably related to chronic sun exposure. Since it produces light discoloration of the skin, it is also considered a benign type of leukoderma (leukos [greek] = white, derma = skin). With the exception of the lexical connection, there is no relationship with leukemia, a form of blood cancer.
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