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Common Pigmentation Problems in Children and Adolescents

Common Pigmentation Problems in Children and Adolescents - Symptoms

PITYRIASIS ALBA

PA appears as areas of lighter coloured skin, usually on the face and neck regions. A fine, dry scale may be seen on the surface of affected skin.



VITILIGO:

Vitiligo present as white, oval or linear shaped, flat skin areas, with well-defined borders. Hairs within the affected areas may also be white (poliosis).



The course of vitiligo is variable. Most patients present with only a few affected areas. Few patients may present with more extensively affected areas. The lesions may sometimes regain their colour spontaneously over months or years.

PIGMENT MOSAICISM:

Affected patients present with lighter or darker, flat patches of skin in a linear, streaky or “whorled” pattern. The patches tend to remain stable as the child grows.

Very rarely, the condition may be associated with problems with other organ systems (eg. bones, eyes or brain).

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