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What is Melanosis diffusa congenita?

What is Melanosis diffusa congenita?

  • Melanosis diffusa congenita: An inherited condition characterized by the presence of patches of increased skin pigmentation from birth. These patches tend to increase in size and number with age. The pigmentation can occur on virtually any part of the body including the lips and inside the mouth.

Melanosis diffusa congenita: Introduction

Types of Melanosis diffusa congenita:

Broader types of Melanosis diffusa congenita:

How serious is Melanosis diffusa congenita?

Prognosis of Melanosis diffusa congenita: Patches of skin pigmentation progressively increase in size and number - most rapid expansion occurs during childhood and tends to slow down during adolescence.

What causes Melanosis diffusa congenita?

Causes of Melanosis diffusa congenita: see causes of Melanosis diffusa congenita

What are the symptoms of Melanosis diffusa congenita?

Symptoms of Melanosis diffusa congenita: see symptoms of Melanosis diffusa congenita

Onset of Melanosis diffusa congenita: birth or infancy

Melanosis diffusa congenita: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Melanosis diffusa congenita.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Melanosis diffusa congenita: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Melanosis diffusa congenita.
Treatments for Melanosis diffusa congenita: see treatments for Melanosis diffusa congenita

Name and Aliases of Melanosis diffusa congenita

Main name of condition: Melanosis diffusa congenita

Other names or spellings for Melanosis diffusa congenita:

Melanosis universalis hereditaria, hyperpigmentation, familial progressive, universal melanosis

 

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