Korean J Dermatol.  2013 Apr;51(4):280-283.

Halo Congenital Nevus Followed by Periocular Vitiligo

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. janylove99@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

Halo nevus is a pigmented nevus surrounded by acquired round depigmentation. Depigmentation appears mostly around several types of pigmented lesions, such as acquired nevus, congenital nevus, blue nevus and Spitz nevus. In contrast, it is rare that depigmentation develops around a congenital nevus. While the precise etiology of halo nevus and vitiligo remains uncertain, several theories suggest that both phenomena result from an immunologic reaction to melanocytes by CD8 + T cell. We report a case of halo congenital nevus in the arm, which is followed by periocular vitiligo. This is the third case in Korean dermatological literature.

Keyword

Halo congenital nevus; Poliosis; Vitiligo

MeSH Terms

Arm
Melanocytes
Nevus
Nevus, Blue
Nevus, Epithelioid and Spindle Cell
Nevus, Halo
Nevus, Pigmented
Vitiligo
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