Generalized lentiginosis in two children lacking systemic associations: case report and review of the literature

Pediatr Dermatol. 2004 Mar-Apr;21(2):139-45. doi: 10.1111/j.0736-8046.2004.21211.x.


Generalized lentigines associated with multiple noncutaneous features, as in the LEOPARD syndrome and the Carney complex, have been well reported in the literature. Reports of patients with generalized lentigines without systemic abnormalities (termed "generalized lentiginosis") are increasing as well. Despite the lack of systemic features, patients with generalized lentigines only should be monitored for further development of other noncutaneous features, especially cardiac anomalies. We present two patients with generalized lentiginosis and propose a working algorithm in the approach to a child with this finding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Decision Trees
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lentigo / diagnosis*
  • Lentigo / etiology
  • Lentigo / therapy
  • Male