Hypomelanosis of Ito Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 18, 2016
  • Author: Manuel Valdebran, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

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:

  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation
  • Hearing abnormalities
  • Tooth deformities
  • Visual problems
  • Orthopedic problems

Diagnosis is important to guide genetic counseling.

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Surgical Care

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.

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Consultations

Consult a genetic counselor. Consult a neurologist, psychiatrist, orthopedic specialist, dentist, or ophthalmologist, as the features of the history and physical examination indicate.

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Activity

No limitations on activity are required.

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Complications

Complications may occur as a result of associated abnormalities.

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Prevention

Genetics counseling may aid in the prevention of hypomelanosis of Ito.

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Long-Term Monitoring

Routine outpatient care is sufficient, except when associated abnormalities require additional care.

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