Congenital curvilinear palpable hyperpigmentation.


We report two cases of congenital curvilinear palpable hyperpigmentation on the posterior aspect of bilateral legs in male infants. These lesions appeared shortly after birth and mimicked child abuse with looped cord or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Histopathologic features showed lentiginous melanocytic hyperplasia. One of the boys also had severe… (More)


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@article{Zhu2005CongenitalCP, title={Congenital curvilinear palpable hyperpigmentation.}, author={Ying-min Zhu and James E. Fitzpatrick and William L Weston}, journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology}, year={2005}, volume={53 2 Suppl 1}, pages={S162-4} }