Ann Dermatol.  2000 Jun;12(2):141-143. 10.5021/ad.2000.12.2.141.

Acquired Dermal Melanocytosis Occurring on the Hand


While most dermal melanocytoses are congenital or have an onset in early childhood, there is an acquired group with a late onset. We describe a case of aldolescent onset, unilateral, macular dermal melanocytosis on the hand. A 16-year-old girl presented with a 10-month history of gray-bluish pigmentation on the right palm and the volar side of the right fourth finger. The light microscopic studies showed spindle-shaped dermal melanocytes. The S-100 protein staining of these cells was positive and CD68 staining was negative. Dermal melanocytosis of the macular type, as observed in our case, is very rare.


Dermal melanocytosis
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