Hypomelanosis of Ito Treatment & Management
- Author: Manuel Valdebran, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD more...
No treatment is administered for the cutaneous findings of hypomelanosis of Ito. Cover-up makeup can be used if the patient desires it.
Associated diseases, including the following, require appropriate specialty care:
- Mental retardation
- Hearing abnormalities
- Tooth deformities
- Visual problems
- Orthopedic problems
Diagnosis is important to guide genetic counseling.
No surgical treatment is required for the cutaneous problems. Consult a surgeon in regard to the associated surgical problems, as the physical examination findings indicate.
Consult a genetic counselor. Consult a neurologist, psychiatrist, orthopedic specialist, dentist, or ophthalmologist, as the features of the history and physical examination indicate.
No limitations on activity are required.
Complications may occur as a result of associated abnormalities.
Genetics counseling may aid in the prevention of hypomelanosis of Ito.
Routine outpatient care is sufficient, except when associated abnormalities require additional care.
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