Dermal melanocytosis of the helix

Masato Mizuashi, Takaki Suetake, Setsuya Aiba, Hachiro Tagami

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A 2-year-old Japanese boy had a congenital gray-blue macule involving the right helix along with a few melanotic spots on both sclerae. Histopathology showed dermal melanocytosis. Q-switched alexandrite laser treatment induced a good cosmetic response. This patient shows the overlap between Ota and Ito nevi, and we suggest dermal melanocytosis is better used as a generic term for these unusual pigmentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-306
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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