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April 1976

Halo Nevi of Scalp With Poliosis

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Monroe, Mich

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(4):559. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630280077034

To the Editor.—  Halo nevi occur most commonly over the trunk and extremities and are characterized by a central pigmented mole surrounded by a vitiliginous depigmented area. Halo nevi rarely appear over the hairy scalp.1 We have observed a child with two halo nevi of the scalp manifested clinically as patchy areas of poliosis.

Report of Case.—  A 12-year-old girl was seen in October 1974 for patchy areas of discoloration of scalp hairs. The first patch appeared one year before, over the left frontal area. The second patch over the right frontal area was noted two months previously. Results of physical examination disclosed two round patches of silvery-white hairs over the left and right frontal regions. The hairs were white, and in full length were 7 cm over the left frontal patch and 4 cm over the newer lesion on the right side. The surface of the scalp showed

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