BILATERALLY ASYMMETRICAL BECKER'S NEVUS

Authors

  • Zarnab Zainab PEMH rwp
  • Naveed Akhtar Malik PEMH rwp
  • Shanza Obaid PEMH rwp
  • Maimoona Mumtaz PEMH rwp
  • Kanza Aftab PEMH rwp
  • Saqib Malik AMC
  • Alia Pervaiz Comsat Islamabad
  • Zainab Syed AMC

Abstract

Becker's nevus is a main epidermal hypermelanotic condition that usually presents in adolescence, though childhood cases are seen less commonly. Congenital cases have been rarely reported. Nevus is usually unilateral having increased pigmentation and is characterized by hypertrichosis. It usually presents as a patch on back, proximal upper extremities, arms and upper trunk. Becker's Nevus presenting as bilateral asymmetrical patch is rare. A case of 23 year's old male with bilateral hyperpigmentad patch over the back has been reported. The histological exams established the clinical hypothesis of Becker's Nevus.

Author Biographies

Zarnab Zainab, PEMH rwp

Dermatology/ Trainee

Naveed Akhtar Malik, PEMH rwp

Dermatology/ Professor

Shanza Obaid, PEMH rwp

Dermatology/ Trainee

Maimoona Mumtaz, PEMH rwp

Dermatology/ Trainee

Kanza Aftab, PEMH rwp

Dermatology/ Trainee

Saqib Malik, AMC

Medicine/ Associate Professor

Alia Pervaiz, Comsat Islamabad

Research associate

Zainab Syed, AMC

Medicine/ Trainee

References

Becker SW. Concurrent melanosis and hypertrichosis in distribution of nevus uniuslateris. Arch Derm Syphilol 1949;60(2):155–60.

Tymen R, Forestier JF, Boutet B, Colomb D. Late Becker's Nevus: one hundred cases (author's transl). Ann Dermatol Venereol 1981;108(1):41–6.

Happle R, Koopman RJ. Becker nevus syndrome. Am J Med Genet 1997;68(3):357–61.

Khatami A, Seradj MH, Gorouhi F, Firooz A, Dowalati Y. Giant bilateral Becker nevus: a rare presentation. Pediatr Dermatol 2008;25(1):47–51.

Rasi A, Berenji Ardestani H, Tabaie SM. Hypertrichosis Is Not so Prevalent in Becker’s Nevus: Analysis of 47 Cases. ISRN Dermatol 2014:2014:953747.

Bansal R, Sen R. Bilateral Becker's nevi. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74(1):73.

Grande Sarpa H, Harris R, Hansen CD, Callis Duffin KP, Florell SR, Hadley ML. Androgen receptor expression patterns in Becker nevi: A immunohisto chemical study. J Am Acad Dermato 2008;59(5):834–8.

Patel P, Malik K, Khachemoune A. Sebaceus and Becker’s Nevus: Overview of Their Presentation, Pathogenesis, Associations, and Treatment. Am J Clin Dermatol 2015;16(3):197–204.

Yeºilova Y, Güvenç U, Turan E, Güldür ME, Yavuz IH. Becker’s Nevus with Bilateral and Symmetrical involvement of Trunk. J Trunk Acad Dermatol 2013;7:1374c4.

Fehr B, Pannizon RG, Schnyder UW. Becker’s naevus and malingnant melanoma. Dermatologica 1991;182(2):77–80.

Moss C, Shahidullah H. Navel and other Developmental Defects, In: Burns T, Breathnach S, Cax N, Griffiths C, editors. Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. 8th edn. 2013.

Dasegowda SB, Basavaraj G, Nischal K, Swaroop M, Umashankar N, Swamy SS. Becker’s nevus syndrome. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59(4):421.

Al-Saif F, Al Mekhadab E, Al-Saif H. Efficacy and safety of short-pulse erbium: Yttrlum aluminum garnet laser treatment of Becker’s nevus in Saudi patients: A pilot study. Int J Health Sci (Qassim) 2017:11(3):14–17.

Choi JE, Kim JW, Seo SH, Son SW, Ahn HH, Kye YC. Treatment of Becker’s nevi with a long-pulse alexandrite laser. Dermatol Surg 2009;35(7):1105–8.

Balaraman B. Friedman PM. Hypertrichotic Becker’s nevi treated with combination 1,550 nm non-ablative fractional photothermolysis and laser hair removal. Lasers Surg 2016;48(4):350–3.

Downloads

Published

2021-04-30

Most read articles by the same author(s)

<< < 1 2