Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis predominantly affects fair-skinned individuals, but it may occasionally arise in darker skin. In most cases, treatment is not required as the marks are completely harmless. Medical therapy for idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis includes corticosteroids, either topical or intralesional, and retinoids, typically topical tretinoin. It turns out that these white spots are idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. They are typically 2-5mm and found on the forearms and shins. Fair and freckly types (like me) are most likely to be afflicted, but they do sometimes show up on darker skin. They are more likely to occur on women and after the age of 35. Despite the lack of symptoms idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis is a main aesthetic problem.
Intense research has oriented towards the development of treatment modalities ranging from topical agents to invasive procedures. Until now the results are encouraging but they still need to be verified by future. In this study, we have used the same principle to induce pigmentation in idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) by spot peel with 88% phenol. This is another novel treatment method for IGH that is based on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation induced by chemical wounding with 88% phenol.
Goldust M, Mohebbipour A, Mirmohammadi R. Efficacy of tip cryotherapy in the treatment of idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH): a randomized, controlled, evaluator- blinded study. Author information: (1)a Division of Dermatology. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH) is a benign and asymptomatic skin manifestation characterized as diffuse hypopigmented macules, or white spots. The size of the lesions varies from 1-10mm, but are most commonly 1-3 mm in diameter.
It is most commonly seen in fair-skinned individuals and appears to be related. Hello All, I seem to be suffering from this guttate hypomelanosis. I have read all the comments on here and have not heard of anyone having success with treating this with the exception of Teds clients. This condition is the same for vitiligo and idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis in treatment because both are fungus.
Four patients (three with macular hypomelanosis and one with idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis ), part of a larger study of 40 patients comparing these entities, were treated with tretinoin cream 0. Hypopigmented macules of photodamaged skin and their treatment with topical tretinoin. We undertook to study and treat 2 types of hypomelanosis of photoaged skin. Comparative studies included: 1) high-resolution. This pilot study will consist of 10 adult subjects with symmetric idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis on the lower legs. Subjects will be randomized to which extremity (right or left) will be treated.
It causes a loss in skin pigmentation which is usually found in specific places, rather than all over the body. What you are showing is fairly common – it is called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis – and it is something that happens in many, as we get older. This is a benign condition and does not need to be treated in any way. If it bothers you, there are some topicals that can be tried, like Elidel or Protopic, which in some may help. Leukoderma punctata ( guttata ) was first described by Falabella et al. Age equivalent (years) Estimated social age (years) Age of independent walking (years) Seizures, age, further treatment Sialorrhea Language First words age.
SYNONYMS Leukopathia guttata et reticularis symetrica, leukodermia lenticularis disseminada. TREATMENT The most effective treatment is the careful destruction of the lesion using trichloracetic acid, liquid nitrogen, or superficial dermabrasion.
Dermatology Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. The journal welcomes submissions on cutaneous biology. What is idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis ? Presenter: Pattarin Anusaksathien, M. Consultant : Sinijchaya Sahawatwong, M. Treatment : Cryotherapy, sun avoidance.