Congenital Dermal Melanocytosis (Mongolian Spot) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 22, 2019
  • Author: Abdul-Ghani Kibbi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Consider child abuse; owing to their color, Mongolian spots may be mistaken for bruises, especially when located on atypical sites. [44]

Also consider dermal melanocyte hamartoma. [45]

Differential Diagnoses