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Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Linear and whorled hypermelanosis
  • LWNH
  • Nevoid hypermelanosis, linear and whorled
  • Reticulate hyperpigmentation of Iijima
  • Zebra-like hyperpigmentation
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Treatment

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How might linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis be treated?

There is very limited information regarding the treatment of linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis. Chemical peels and 2% hydroquinone for treatment of skin hyperpigmentation has been described.[1] Due to the possible association with chromosome abnormalities and other symptoms, each person with linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis should undergo a thorough evaluation for developmental delays, growth retardation, and skeletal anomalies, such as facial and body asymmetry, and congenital heart defects.[1]
Last updated: 3/18/2013

References
  1. Mehta V, Vasanth V, Balachandran C, Mathew M. Linear and whorled nevoid hypermelanosis. Int J Dermatol. 2011 Apr;50(4):491-2; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21413967. Accessed 3/18/2013.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Linear and whorled hypermelanosis
  • LWNH
  • Nevoid hypermelanosis, linear and whorled
  • Reticulate hyperpigmentation of Iijima
  • Zebra-like hyperpigmentation
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.