Progressive Macular Hypomelanosis
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 460–462, July/August 2012
How to Cite
Martínez-Martínez, M. L., Azaña-Defez, J. M., Rodríguez-Vázquez, M., Faura-Berruga, C. and Escario-Travesedo, E. (2012), Progressive Macular Hypomelanosis. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 460–462. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01506.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011
Abstract: Progressive macular hypomelanosis (PMH) is a condition of unknown etiology characterized by asymptomatic, hypopigmented macules located predominantly on the trunk. We recorded 12 adolescents with PMH over a 6-month period. Ten were female, and the mean age was 16.6 years. The average time from the patients first noticing pigment change to diagnosis was 15 months. PMH is probably an underdiagnosed condition.