Adolescent extra-truncal progressive macular hypomelanosis

Gabriella M. Paquette, Shany Sherman, Andressa Akabane, John E. Harris*

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Two adolescent females presented to outpatient clinic with isolated, non-scaly, asymptomatic hypopigmented macules and patches on the arm(s). Both cases had Wood's lamp exams notable for extralesional punctiform coral-red perifollicular fluorescence on the back and faint intralesional enhancement. In one case, biopsy was performed and deemed consistent with progressive macular hypomelanosis. The patient had complete response to antimicrobial therapy and sun exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-705
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescent
  • case reports
  • hypopigmentation*/diagnosis
  • hypopigmentation*/drug therapy
  • hypopigmentation*/etiology


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