Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis

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Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
Other namesLeukopathia symmetrica progressiva
SpecialtyDermatology Edit this on Wikidata

Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis is characterised by multiple small whitish flat spots.[1] They are typically irregular, well defined and frequently appear on the arms, legs and face of older people.[1]

It occurs in up to 80% of over 70-year olds.[2] Females may notice them at a younger age than males.[3]

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  1. ^ a b James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "36. Disturbances of pigmentation". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. pp. 870–871. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6.
  2. ^ Brown, Falon; Crane, Jonathan S. (2022). "Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis". StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing. PMID 29489254.
  3. ^ "Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". Primary Care Dermatology Society. Primary Care Dermatology Society. Retrieved 25 August 2022.