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Familial generalized lentiginosis

Disease definition

Familial generalized lentiginosis is a rare, inherited, skin hyperpigmentation disorder characterized by widespread lentigines without associated noncutaneous abnormalities. Patients present multiple brown to dark brown, non-elevated macula of 0.2 to 1 cm in diameter, spread over the entire body, sometimes including palms or soles, but never oral mucosa.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Familial lentigines profusa
    • Familial multiple lentigines syndrome without systemic involvement
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Unknown 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: L81.4
  • OMIM: 151001
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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