Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 14, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Gorman, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Hypomelanosis after insect bites
  • Lichenoid eruptions
  • Scars
  • Hyperkeratotic confetti leucoderma [6]
  • Cole disease (guttate hypopigmentation with palmoplantar keratoderma)
  • Progressive macular hypomelanosis (truncal confluent patches rather than guttate)
  • Tinea versicolor (truncal)
  • Tumor of follicular infundibulum presenting as macular hypopigmentation [7]

Differential Diagnoses