Bier's spots with onset in childhood

An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):90-91. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164533.


Bier spots are small, irregular, hypopigmented macules that are usually found on the arms and legs. The macules disappear when the limb is raised. Bier spots have been reported in association with a number of conditions but there is no consistent association to specific desease. Although they usually affect young adults, we report a case of Bier spots that began in childhood. As an asymptomatic and possibly transitional condition, the disease does not require treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age of Onset
  • Female
  • Forearm / pathology*
  • Hand / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Hypopigmentation / pathology*
  • Skin / pathology