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Image Number 818 (Piebaldism)

Macule white

Diagnosis: Piebaldism

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: F

Age: 12

Type: Clinical

Description: Symmetric depigmented patches and hyperpigmented macules

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by congenital poliosis and leukoderma. A congenital white forelock and multiple symmetrical hypopigmented or depigmented macules on the extremities and trunk are the striking features of Piebaldism.

Ref: Janjua SA, Khachemoune A, Guldbakke KK. Piebaldism: a case report and a concise review of the literature. Cutis. 2007 Nov;80(5):411-4.

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