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Hypomelanosis of Ito
Other Names for this Disease
- Incontinentia pigmenti achromians
- Incontinentia pigmenti type 1 (formerly)
- Ito hypomelanosis
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scoliosis, and strabismus. The underlying cause of the condition is currently unknown. Girls tend to be affected more commonly than boys.Hypomelanosis of Ito, also called incontinentia pigmenti achromians, is a rare birth defect that causes streaked, whirled, or mottled patches of light-colored skin. These skin changes often develop within the first two years of life. Other symptoms may include varying degrees of learning disability, seizures, increased body hair,
Last updated: 2/24/2012
- Incontinentia pigmenti achromians. MedlinePlus. 2011; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001461.htm. Accessed 2/24/2012.
- Vergine G. Ito hypomelanosis. Orphanet. 2008; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=435. Accessed 2/24/2012.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Hypomelanosis of Ito. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Hypomelanosis of Ito. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Shobha N, Taly AB, Sinha S, Arunodaya GR, Srikanth SG. Neurological pictures. Hypomelanosis of Ito. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2006 Jul;77(7):873.
- Bhardwaj M, Vashisht N. Hypomelanosis of Ito. Indian Pediatr. 2004 Apr;41(4):401.
- Moss C, Larkins S, Stacey M, Blight A, Farndon PA, Davison EV. Epidermal mosaicism and Blaschko's lines. J Med Genet. 1993 Sep;30(9):752-5.