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Nevus Achromicus

Nevus achromicus or depigmentosus are localized hypopigmentation present from birth. These pigmentations are irregular in size and shape and follow a linear pattern. The exact cause is still not known.

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There is a white patch on my baby's back.Is this vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eight month old baby. There is a white patch on her back. It has been there without any changes since 3 months. Is this vitiligo?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the white patches of your baby in the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is not vitiligo, because 1. Vitiligo will be depigmented and not hypopigmented as in your case. 2. Vitiligo is very rare in infancy. 3. Vitilig...  Read Full »

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