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Diseases of Pigment

Picture of Lentigo

Picture of Lentigo

A lentigo (plural= lentigenes) is a small, pigmented spot on the skin. It is comprised of an overgrowth of melanocytes. The lesions are benign. Lentigines are sometimes associated with a genetic disorder called LEOPARD syndrome.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: UpToDate: "Benign Pigmented Skin Lesions Other Than Melanocytic Nevi (Moles)"