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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 316

Becker's naevus on lower extremity

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How to cite this article:
Singh K K, Bhatia P S, Mohan L, Mukhija R D. Becker's naevus on lower extremity. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1991;57:316

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Singh K K, Bhatia P S, Mohan L, Mukhija R D. Becker's naevus on lower extremity. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2020 Sep 19];57:316. Available from:

To the Editor,

A 15-year-old girl presented with a hy­perpigmented macular lesion 15x20 cm in size on the anterolateral aspect of left leg with coarse terminal hairs present over the lesion [Figure - 1] Small hyperpigmented macule started on the antero-lateral aspect of the leg 5 years back which gradually attained the present size. Hairs, on the surface appeared 4 years after the onset of the lesion. The lesion showed neither atrophy nor scaling. The haemotological findings, urine, stool and chest x-ray were normal. Histopathology showed acanthosis and regular elongation of the rete ridges. Hyperpigmentation of the basal layer along with melanophages in the upper dermis were seen.

Becker's naevus is characteristically seen on the shoulder, anterior chest or scapular region, with only few reports of the same developing on the lower extremity. [1]sub To the best of our knowledge io such report is available in Indian literature.

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1.Atherton DJ and Rook A : Naevi and other Devel­opmental defects, in: Text Book of Dermatology, 4th ed, Editors, Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJG et al : Blackwell Scientific publication, Oxford, 1986; P 186.  Back to cited text no. 1    


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