Dermoscopy of naevi in patients with oculocutaneous albinism Journal Article


Authors: Ramos, A. N.; Fraga-Braghiroli, N.; Ramos, J. G. R.; Scope, A.; Fernandes, J. D.
Article Title: Dermoscopy of naevi in patients with oculocutaneous albinism
Abstract: Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) increases predisposition to skin malignancies. Nevertheless, the differential diagnosis between melanoma and naevi in patients with OCA is still challenging, because pigmentary lesions have rarely been described in this population. We aimed to describe the dermoscopic patterns of naevi in patients with OCA. We prospectively evaluated 83 naevi from 37 patients with OCA in a single centre in Brazil. Lesions were analysed by eye and by dermoscopy and were grouped by dermoscopic pattern. Eight main patterns were identified: homogeneous structureless pattern (n = 28; 33.7%), globular pattern (n = 27; 32.5%), reticular pattern (n = 8; 9.6%), peripheral reticular pattern with central hypopigmentation (n = 8; 9.6%), peripheral globules (n = 8; 9.6%), irregular brown globules with pink background (n = 2; 2.4%), reticular globular disorganized pattern (n = 1; 1.2%) and peripheral reticular globular with central hypopigmentation (n = 1; 1.2%). We found previously undescribed dermoscopic patterns in patients with OCA, in addition to confirming previously described patterns. These descriptions may help the understanding of pigmented naevi in patients with OCA. © 2019 British Association of Dermatologists
Journal Title: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume: 44
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0307-6938
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Date Published: 2019-07-01
Start Page: e196
End Page: e199
Language: English
DOI: 10.1111/ced.13903
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 30656729
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