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Image Number 402 (Mongolian spot)

 
Morphology:
Patch

Diagnosis: Mongolian spot

Site: Buttocks

Sex: M

Age: 6

Type: Clinical

Description: Blue gray macular patches

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Mongolian spot results from entrapment of melanocytes in the dermis during their migration from the neural crest into the epidermis.  It is present at birth on the sacral area of normal infants, and typically disappears spontaneously within a few years.

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