John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Unilateral heterochromia of scalp hair with adjacent hypomelanotic skin lesions Volume 29, numéro 5, September-October 2019


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1 Federal and Catholic University of Pelotas, Barroso 1202, 96010-280 Pelotas, Brazil
2 Departement of Dermatology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Scalp hair heterochromia may be a normal physiological process, especially when the different hair colours are symmetrically distributed. By contrast, when heterochromia is asymmetric, it is considered a disorder of pigmentation [1]. Several cases of scalp hair heterochromia following Blaschko's lines suggest pigmentary mosaicism [2, 3].An eight-year-old white boy presented, since the first year of life, with areas of blond hair in the right parieto-occipital and temporal regions, contrasting with [...]