Hypomelanosis of Ito: Case report of a rare neurocutaneous syndrome in a neonate and review of the literature.

  • M Mukhtar-yola
  • LI Audu
  • AT Otuneye
  • AB Mairami
  • EC Otubelu
  • JG Kefas
  • N Hamza


Hypomelanosis of Ito (HI) though said to be the third most common neurocutaneus disorder, is rarely reported in paediatric practice in Africa. A high index of suspicion must be maintained in children with cutaneous lesions as a seizure may be the first symptom that may bring the child to attention. A case of HI in a neonate is hereby reported to sensitize clinicians about this relatively uncommon disorder


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