Dermatology clinic

White macular lesions on a girl’s back

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer
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Case presentation

A 7-year-old girl presents with a small number of hypopigmented macules on her back that have been present for about three months (Figure 1). The macules are well circumscribed and each has a central raised lesion.