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Nevus Depigmentosus

Nevus dipigmentosus is a condition where the loss of pigmentation in the skin occurs from birth. The size grows with the growth of the body. It differs from vitiligo and occurs due to the impaired function of melanocytes. There is no treatment to repigment the skin. Camouflage makeup is done for cosmetic concerns.

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How to get rid of pale white patch in eyelid and forehead of a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, Our 10 months old child has some kind of white or pale patch in one of her eyelids and forehead for one and a half months. Can you diagnose it based on its appearance? There is no itching and discoloration started which is more visible now. We are applying moisturizing cream and no me...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the appearance, I can provide you a differential diagnosis. Now it could be P.alba, nevus depigmentousus or vitiligo. P. Alba is a type of mild dermatitis that can be easily managed with one ...  Read Full »

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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