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Zosteriform Lentiginous Nevus

Zosteriform Lentiginous Nevus Abstract Zosteriform lentiginous nevus, a pigment disorder of small brown macules in a dermatomal distribution, was first reported in 1904.1 Since then, six additional cases have been reported.2-4 We describe another patient with the nevus. Report of a Case A 58-year-old man's condition was evaluated for a nonsymptomatic pigmented lesion on his left shoulder and trunk. He could not date the onset of these "freckles." Sunlight exposure did not darken the lesions or alter their distribution. There was no personal or family history of neurologic or psychiatric disturbance. On physical examination, the lesion involved the skin of the left, anterior part of the chest, shoulder, and scapula with extension down the ulnar surface of the arm, corresponding to dermatomes C4 through T5 (Fig 1). The nevus ended abruptly at the midline. Scattered diffusely within the involved area were numerous 4- to 10-mm nonhairy macules light to dark brown. There References 1. McKelway JI: Lentigo: Unilateral distribution: Report of a case . NY Med J 80:197-198, 1904. 2. Cappon D: A case of unilateral lentigines with mental deficiency . Br J Dermatol 60:371-374, 1948.Crossref 3. Pickering JC: Partial unilateral lentiginosis with associated developmental abnormalities . Guy's Hosp Rep 122:361-370, 1973. 4. Matsudo H, Reed WB, Homme D, et al: Zosteriform lentiginous nevus . Arch Dermatol 107:902-905, 1973.Crossref 5. Davis DG, Shaw MW: An unusual mosaic for skin pigmentation . N Engl J Med 270:1384-1388, 1964.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Zosteriform Lentiginous Nevus

Abstract

Abstract Zosteriform lentiginous nevus, a pigment disorder of small brown macules in a dermatomal distribution, was first reported in 1904.1 Since then, six additional cases have been reported.2-4 We describe another patient with the nevus. Report of a Case A 58-year-old man's condition was evaluated for a nonsymptomatic pigmented lesion on his left shoulder and trunk. He could not date the onset of these "freckles." Sunlight exposure did not darken the lesions or alter their...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1980.01640280114034
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Abstract

Abstract Zosteriform lentiginous nevus, a pigment disorder of small brown macules in a dermatomal distribution, was first reported in 1904.1 Since then, six additional cases have been reported.2-4 We describe another patient with the nevus. Report of a Case A 58-year-old man's condition was evaluated for a nonsymptomatic pigmented lesion on his left shoulder and trunk. He could not date the onset of these "freckles." Sunlight exposure did not darken the lesions or alter their distribution. There was no personal or family history of neurologic or psychiatric disturbance. On physical examination, the lesion involved the skin of the left, anterior part of the chest, shoulder, and scapula with extension down the ulnar surface of the arm, corresponding to dermatomes C4 through T5 (Fig 1). The nevus ended abruptly at the midline. Scattered diffusely within the involved area were numerous 4- to 10-mm nonhairy macules light to dark brown. There References 1. McKelway JI: Lentigo: Unilateral distribution: Report of a case . NY Med J 80:197-198, 1904. 2. Cappon D: A case of unilateral lentigines with mental deficiency . Br J Dermatol 60:371-374, 1948.Crossref 3. Pickering JC: Partial unilateral lentiginosis with associated developmental abnormalities . Guy's Hosp Rep 122:361-370, 1973. 4. Matsudo H, Reed WB, Homme D, et al: Zosteriform lentiginous nevus . Arch Dermatol 107:902-905, 1973.Crossref 5. Davis DG, Shaw MW: An unusual mosaic for skin pigmentation . N Engl J Med 270:1384-1388, 1964.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1980

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