Conflicts of interest: None.
Article first published online: 16 APR 2014
© 2014 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 53, Issue 7, pages 789–797, July 2014
How to Cite
Kumar, A., Kanojia, R. K. and Saili, A. (2014), Skin dimples. International Journal of Dermatology, 53: 789–797. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12376
- Issue published online: 19 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 16 APR 2014
Skin dimples are a common occurrence in children. Besides being of cosmetic significance, they may give an important clue to an underlying genetic or metabolic problem. A simplified location-based algorithmic approach to diagnose the underlying cause of skin dimples is presented. Clinical significance of medically important dimples, especially sacral dimples, its association with occult spinal dysraphism, and a cost-effective diagnostic strategy for its imaging is discussed.