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Carbon baby syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Universal acquired melanosis
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Overview

Carbon baby syndrome, also known as universal acquired melanosis, is a rare form of hyperpigmentation. The skin of affected infants progressively darkens over the first years of life in the absence of other symptoms. The cause of the condition is unknown.[1] 
Last updated: 7/1/2014

References

  1. Kumar P, Ghosh K, Maiti A. Carbon baby syndrome (universal acquired melanosis). Indian Pediatr. December 2011; 48(12):967-8. http://www.indianpediatrics.net/dec2011/967.pdf. Accessed 7/1/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Universal acquired melanosis
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