Lentiginosis profusa syndrome. IV. Giant pigment granules (light microscopy)

Acta Derm Venereol. 1975;55(6):481-4.


Ionically separated epidermal sheets from pigmentations of two patients with lentiginosis profusa were incubated in dopa (3,4 dihydroxyphenylalanine) and slide-mounted. Light microscopy revealed intracellular giant pigment granules which appeared like those seen with von Recklinghausen's disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lentigo / pathology*
  • Melanocytes / ultrastructure*
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin / ultrastructure*