USE OF WOOD´S LIGHT ON THE DIAGNOSIS OF NEVUS ACHROMICUS AND VITILIGO

  • Carolina Degen Meotti Especialista em Dermatologia/Dermatologist, Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, Brasil
  • Fernanda Silveira Costa Graduado em Medicina/Graduated in Medicine, UNIFESO – Teresópolis, Brasil
  • Erika Machado Residência de Anestesiologia/Resident of Anesthesia, Hospital de Andaraí Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Carolina Mendonça Gama Residência de Anestesiologia/Resident of Anesthesia, Hospital de Andaraí Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Valéria de Morais Pós Graduação de Clínica Médica/Postgraduated in Medicine, Santa Casa de Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Glaura Tinoco Plata Especialista em Dermatologia/Dermatologist, Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, Brasil
Keywords: Nevus, Skin pigmentation, Ultraviolet therapy, Vitiligo

Abstract

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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Meotti, C. D., Costa, F. S., Machado, E., Gama, C. M., de Morais, V., & Plata, G. T. (1). USE OF WOOD´S LIGHT ON THE DIAGNOSIS OF NEVUS ACHROMICUS AND VITILIGO. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 72(1), 143-146. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.72.1.238
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