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What is hypomelanosis of ito?

What is hypomelanosis of ito?

Congenital, skin: Hypomelanosis of ito is congenital (present at birth) , with various presentations depending on chromosome mosaics, most commonly recognized by lighter colored whorls of skin. There may be multiple congenital abnormalities involving neuro, skeletal, dental and dermatological manifestations. It is usually identified in the first two years of life. ...Read more

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What is hypomelanosis of ito syndrome?

What is hypomelanosis of ito syndrome?

A genetic problem: Hypomelanosis of ito (hi) is a syndrome with hypopigmented whorls and patterns of skin along the "blaschko lines". Chromosomal mosaicism (meaning a person's cells have don't all have the exact same genes) is believed to be the cause. Though multisystem involvement is common, it is varied in which organs are affected and commonly affects the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Pale spots: These "white age spots" spots appear in many adults for reasons that remain obscure. "guttate" refers to "raindrops", the pattern. Easier to see on dark-skinned people, they are harmless. They are to be distinguished from vitiligo. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

Please tell me if there is any link between leukaemia and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

Does idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis appear to look the same as vitiligo spots?

IGH: Igh often looks like little white "confetti" spots on forearms and lower legs. Yes it can look like very small and scattered dots of vitiligo. Your dermatologist will be able to tell. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor?Spots are white and very tiny.It doesnt itch but little but flaky>not much

How do I know if I have idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tine versicolor?Spots are white and very tiny.It doesnt itch but little but flaky>not much

Have it evaluated: This site is not a substitute for local docs when the need arises. We are happy to point you toward the proper care, but will not diagnose or treat you. The issue you relate can be sorted out in a simple office visit. ...Read more

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11months has small oval spot on chest since 7months. now she has another 1 on thigh which is not white but lighter than skin. is it temp?hypomelanosis

11months has small oval spot on chest since 7months. now she has another 1 on thigh which is not white but lighter than skin. is it temp?hypomelanosis

See a dermatologist: Skin marks or hypo pigmentation spots commonly appear after birth for years. Best way to attempt to get a diagnosis is to see a skin doctor. ...Read more