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freckle

 [frek´'l]
a benign, small, tan to brown macule occurring on sun-exposed skin, especially in children and tending to fade in adult life. Freckles resemble lentigines, but they darken after exposure to sunlight, whereas lentigines do not, and in freckles, the number of melanocytes is not increased. Called also ephelis.
melanotic freckle of Hutchinson see lentigo maligna melanoma.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

freck·le

(frek'ĕl),
Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin, especially in people with light complexions; the lesions increase in number on exposure to the sun; the epidermis is microscopically normal except for increased melanin.
See also: lentigo.
Synonym(s): ephelis
[O. E. freken]
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freckle

(frĕk′əl)
n.
Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
tr. & intr.v. freck·led, freck·ling, freck·les
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.

freck′ly adj.
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freckle

A small brownish or yellowish skin blemish due to local aggregation of cells containing melanin, the normal skin pigment. Melanin-containing cells enlarge under the influence of sunlight, especially in the fair-skinned and this is usually permanent.
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freck·le

(frek'ĕl)
Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin.
Synonym(s): ephelis.
[O. E. freken]
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Patient discussion about freckle

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

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References in periodicals archive ?
(13) Also, complex syndromes where myxomas and cutaneous lesions are included are: NAME syndrome (nevus, atrial myxoma, and neurofibroma ephelides (17)), and LAMB syndrome (lentigines, atrial myxomas, and bine nevi (18)).
However, patients with darker skin present a special challenge because they are more likely to present with a number of skin problems such as melasma, lentigines, ephelides, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), postinflammatory erythema (PIE), acne scars, and dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN).
However, lentigines may be a component of rare but potentially serious hereditary multisystem syndromes such as LEOPARD, LAMB (Lentigines, Atrial myxomas, Myxoid neurofibroma, Blue naevi) and NAME (Naevus, Atrial myxoma, Myxoidneurofibroma, Ephelides) syndromes.