• Users Online: 61
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2023  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-31

Eruptive lentiginosis in a young healthy woman—Revisiting causal associations

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Chirayu Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pallavi Phadnis
Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Chirayu Medical College and Hospital Campus, 505, Intern Girls Hostel, Bhainsakhedi, Bhopal 462030, Madhya Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjd.tjd_123_22

Rights and Permissions

Lentigines are hyperpigmented macules, which represent the simplest form of increased melanocytic proliferation. The term “lentiginosis” is applied for the presence of lentigines in an exceptionally large number or in a distinctive configuration. Lentigines evolve slowly, but widespread occurrence over a short period of time is typical of eruptive lentiginosis. We report an unusual case of eruptive lentiginosis in a female patient with no prior systemic disorder or familial pattern, presenting with widespread hyperpigmented macules, symmetrically distributed over the face, neck, upper trunk, shoulders, and both arms and forearms. Clinicohistopathological features were consistent with eruptive lentiginosis. Our case report seems interesting as well as a rare one as it involved an otherwise healthy young woman.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded18    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal