Skip to Content
Medical Term:

hypomelanosis of Ito


Definition: not a specific entity but rather represents features of many different forms of mosaicism; characterized by unilateral or bilateral hypopigmented macules in whorls, streaks, and patches in a “marble-cake” pattern, variably associated with epidermal nevi, alopecia, and ocular, skeletal, and neural abnormalities.

Synonym(s): incontinentia pigmenti achromians

See Also: incontinentia pigmenti

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.