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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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Synopsis

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.

For more information, see OMIM.

Codes

ICD10CM:
D22.9 – Melanocytic nevi, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
398028009 – Halo nevus

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Last Updated:07/27/2020
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Halo nevus in Adult
Halo nevus : Round configuration, Loss of pigment around nevus
Clinical image of Halo nevus
A close-up of a brown papule with a surrounding depigmented halo.
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