dirty neck sign

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dirty neck sign


Definition A popular term for a clinical sign consisting of reticulate, brown, macular discolouration of the anterolateral neck seen in patients with chronic atopic dermatitis, and caused by melanin incontinence. It was first described in 1987 and named for its resemblance to unwashed skin. 

Reference Snapshots in Dermatology, Sacchidanand S, Shilpa K, JP Medical Ltd, Jun 30, 2013 

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