hypomelanosis


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leu·ko·der·ma

(lū'kō-der'mă),
An absence of pigment, partial or total, in the skin.
[leuko- + G. derma, skin]

hypomelanosis

(hi?po-mel-an-o'sis)
One of several disorders of melanin pigmentation in which melanin in the epidermis is decreased or absent. It may be caused by albinism, chronic protein deficiency, burns, trauma, or vitiligo.
See: hypermelanosis

hypomelanosis

hypopigmentation.
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Thus, despite current lack of a definitive genetic explanation, it has been suggested that HI is not a single condition, but a rather nonspecific manifestation (ie, a phenotype) of different chromosomal mosaicism and that the term hypomelanosis of Ito should now be dropped.
Primary meningeal rhabdomyosarcoma in a child with hypomelanosis of Ito.
Hypomelanosis of Ito: no entity, but a cutaneous sign of mosaicism.
Familial hypomelanosis of Ito: implications for genetic counselling.
Hypomelanosis of Ito and X;autosome translocations: a unifying hypothesis.