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Diseases of Pigment

Picture of Lentigines

Picture of Lentigines

A lentigo is a flat or slightly raised lesion that is darker than the surrounding skin. An excess number of pigment cells cause these lesions. Anyone can get lentigines. They occur most commonly on areas of sun-exposed skin.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Lentigines"