Proposal for management and dermoscopy follow-up of nevi in patients affected by oculocutaneous albinism type Ia.

Peralta R, Sabban EC, Friedman P, Marcucci C, Bollea Garlatti LA, Galimberti G, Cabo H. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2017 Jan 31;7(1):39-42. doi: 10.5826/dpc.0701a07.


Albino patients are at great risk for developing cutaneous neoplasms, including melanomas. In this paper we describe the dermatoscopic findings of nevi in two patients with oculocutaneous albinism type Ia (OCA-Ia) highlighting that they manifest a vascular pattern similar to that described for amelanotic melanoma. We propose managing these patients with dermoscopy, using the comparative approach, digital follow up (DFU), and reflectance confocal microscopy as a complementary tool for difficult cases.

KEYWORDS: dermoscopy; digital follow-up; melanoma; nevi; oculocutaneous albinism; reflectance confocal microscopy

PMID:28243493 PMCID:PMC5315039 DOI:10.5826/dpc.0701a07

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