Title

Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Spot), Congenital

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Palms West

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

4-26-2020

Keywords

mongolian spot, congenital dermal melanocytosis

Disciplines

Dermatology

Abstract

Congenital dermal melanocytosis, also known as Mongolian spot or slate gray nevus, is one of many frequently encountered newborn pigmented lesions. It is a type of dermal melanocytosis, which presents as gray-blue areas of discoloration from birth or shortly thereafter. Congenital dermal melanocytosis is most commonly located in the lumbar and sacral-gluteal region, followed by shoulders in frequency. They most commonly occur in Asian and Black patients, affect both genders equally, and commonly fade by age 1 to 6 years old. Congenital dermal melanocytoses are usually benign and do not require treatment.

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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