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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2008 Mar-Apr;74(2):125-7.

Nevus of Ota: a series of 15 cases.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. drshannfun@sify.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The nevus of Ota is a dermal nevus characterized by bluish pigmentation in the distribution of the first and the second division of the trigeminal nerve.

AIM:

Our aim was to study the cutaneous and extracutaneous manifestations of the nevus of Ota.

METHODS:

A total of 15 cases were included in our study. A detailed history, clinical examination along with direct ophthalmoscopy and otoscopy were done for all the cases.

RESULTS:

Most of the patients (60%) had lesions at birth and the majority (86.7 %) were females. Five (33.3%) patients belonged to Tanino class II. Combined dermal and ocular involvement was observed in 60% of the cases.

CONCLUSION:

Tanino class II was the most common type observed in our studies. A few rarer associations such as nevus of Ito and hemangioma were also noted in our patients.

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18388370
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