Incontinentia pigmenti - side
Incontinentia pigmenti causes swirling pigmentation of the skin. It is seen more frequently in females. The skin lesions are divided into three stages: blistering (with vesicles and bullae) present at birth or within 6-7 weeks, a verrucous (rough wart-like stage), and the final stage shows whorled and bizarre patterns of dark pigmentation (hyperpigmentation).
Last reviewed 5/13/2011 by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network; Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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