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Unusual presentation of Becker’s nevus on face and its successful treatment with Nd-YAG laser

Author(s): Sanjeev B Gupta | N.D.Chaudhari | Aayush Gupta | H.V.Talanikar | Avinash Jadhav

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
ISSN 0976-5263

Volume: 04;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Becker’s nevus | Nd-YAG | Hypertrichosis | Hyperpigmentation

Becker’s nevus is an organoid hamartoma, which usually presents in adolescent boys, and is characterized by unilateral patchy hyperpigmentation. These lesions are most commonly localized to the upper extremities and trunk. We present a case report of a female patient with Becker’s nevus on face, for its rare presentation, this being to the best of our knowledge, the sixth case of Becker’s nevus reported on the face with the previous five being males. TheBecker’s nevus was further treated successfully with Nd-YAG laser.

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