Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Nevoid hypermelanosis, linear and whorled
- Linear and whorled hypermelanosis
- Zosteriform lentiginous nevus
- Zebra-like hyperpigmentation
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lines of Blashko. The hyperpigmentation often occurs alone, but additional symptoms have been described in individual cases. Its occurrence is nearly always sporadic. The cause of linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis is not known.Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis is a skin condition characterized by swirling streaks of hyperpigmented (darkened) skin. The hyperpigmentation follows the
Last updated: 3/18/2013
- Maruani A, Khallouf R, Machet MC, Lorette G. Diffuse linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis in a newborn. J Pediatr. 2012 Jan;160(1):171; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21868034. Accessed 3/18/2013.
- The New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated provides information on the lines of Blaschko on their DermNet Web site. Click on the link to view the information page.
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