Of Macules and Melanocytes

These patients are puzzled by the spots on their skin. Can you connect the dots to make the diagnosis?

Presentations and photographs for cases 1, 2, and 3 courtesy of Cutis. Copyright Frontline Medical Communications Inc.

Answers to July/August “Picture This” (Clinician Reviews. 2018;28[6]:31-32): 1c, 2d, 3a, 4b

Question 1 of 4

A young patient presents with a pigmented patch on the torso, which is speckled with multiple darker 1- to 3-mm maculopapular spots. The lesion manifested as a subtle tan macule at birth; its pigmentation has progressed over the years. Courtesy of Cutis

A young patient presents with a pigmented patch on the torso, which is speckled with multiple darker 1- to 3-mm maculopapular spots. The lesion manifested as a subtle tan macule at birth; its pigmentation has progressed over the years.

Match the diagnosis to the photo by letter

Becker nevus

Eruptive blue nevus

Café au lait spots

Nevis spilus

Clinician Reviews. 2018 October;28(10):22

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