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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 80  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141--144

Tumor of follicular infundibulum: An unsuspected cause of macular hypopigmentation


1 Delhi Dermpath Laboratory, New Delhi, India
2 Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, India
3 Divyakiran Skin Diseases Treatment, Lasers and Cosmetology Centre, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Meenakshi Batrani
Delhi Dermatology Group, 10, Aradhana Enclave, R. K. Puram, Sector 13, New Delhi - 110 066
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.129391

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We present three cases of a rare eruptive variant of tumor of follicular infundibulum. Two patients presented with hypopigmented macules. The clinical differential diagnoses considered in these two cases were vitiligo, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. In the third case, the lesions were hypopigmented flat topped maculo-papules diagnosed clinically as verruca plana. In all three cases, the histopathological features of plate like growth of pale keratinocytes connected to the epidermis and peritumoral condensation of elastic fibers were diagnostic. Although no satisfactory treatment is available, the exclusion of other clinical differential diagnosis particularly vitiligo with its psychosocial implications underscores the importance of skin biopsy.






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