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Resolution of vitiligo following excision of halo congenital melanocytic nevus: a rare case report

Research paper by Kai Wang, Zhi Wang, Weiqing Huang

Indexed on: 14 Mar '16Published on: 01 Nov '15Published in: Dermatologic Therapy



Abstract

Halo congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) associated with vitiligo is rare, especially with regard to CMN excision. Only two reports of excision of halo CMN following repigmentation of vitiligo are found in the literature. We present a case of a girl with halo CMN and periorbital vitiligo. The halo CMN was excised and followed by spontaneous improvement of vitiligo. The result suggests excision of the inciting lesion may be a promising way to control vitiligo.