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Halo nevus in Adult
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Halo nevus in Adult

Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Dean Morrell MD
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Halo nevus is also known as Sutton nevus or perinevoid vitiligo. Halo nevi are benign melanocytic nevi surrounded by a peripheral rim of depigmentation. The depigmented ring is believed to be due to a secondary localized immune response to regional melanocytes.

Clinically, halo nevi are characterized by a circular area of depigmented skin surrounding a central nevus of hyperpigmented skin. They are most often seen in teenagers. The pigmented nevus may eventually involute completely, leaving only the patch of depigmentation.


D22.9 – Melanocytic nevi, unspecified

398028009 – Halo nevus

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Halo nevus in Adult
A medical illustration showing key findings of Halo nevus : Round configuration, Loss of pigment around nevus
Clinical image of Halo nevus - imageId=211205. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'A close-up of a brown papule with a surrounding depigmented halo.'
A close-up of a brown papule with a surrounding depigmented halo.
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