confetti lesion

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confetti image from New Medical Terms

parade with confetti in NYC

confetti lesion


Definition A popular term for a clinical finding characterised by innumerable, small, scattered hypopigmented macules seen in patients with tuberous sclerosis, best seen in a dark room with Woods’

confetti lesion on skin image from New Medical Terms

immunofluorescence of confetti lesion

UV light, which have been fancifully likened to confetti of celebratory portent.

Histopathology The macules have increased melanocytes, reduced melanosomes, and reduced melanin as seen here.  

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