USE OF WOOD´S LIGHT ON THE DIAGNOSIS OF NEVUS ACHROMICUS AND VITILIGO
Vitiligo is a acquired cutaneous disease, idiopathic, that affects approximately 1% of the world population. Nevus achromicus is a congenital anomaly observed in 0,2 to 0,3% of neonates and have a tendency to maintain itself stable in a long term. Although the diagnosis of vitiligo and nevus achromicus is based on clinical grounds, Wood´s light is a useful tool on the diagnosis of these discromic diseases. We report a case of a 26-year-old female patient that presented with spots compatible with nevus achromicus and vitiligo on the same body region.
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