Image Collection: Diseases of Pigment

Change Category

Close

10. Picture of Lentigines

Picture of Lentigines
Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.
10of26
Picture of Lentigines Related Articles

Lentigines: When there is one lentigo, there are usually more lentigines.

A lentigo is a type of freckle that is a small tan, brown, or black spot which tends to be darker than the usual (ephelis-type) freckle and which do not fade in the winter. This kind of spot is referred to as lentigo simplex. Although lentigines may be part of a genetic disorder, for the most part they are just isolated and unimportant spots. (The genetic disorder in which lentigines occur is called the LEOPARD syndrome.) Lentigo is the Latin word for lentil. A lentigo looks like a lentil bean. The plural is lentigines.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary by MedicineNet, Inc.

Guide to understanding the Image Collection categories:


    Symptom Checker: Your Guide to Symptoms & Signs: Pinpoint Your Pain