Dermatology clinic

Loss of skin colour on a young girl's hands

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer
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Case presentation

A 12-year-old girl presents with multiple areas of asymptomatic loss of skin colour on both of her hands that has been present for nine months (Figure). She has been otherwise well.