Symmetric facial macules in an Asian woman
- Author(s): Gaufin, Meredith;
- DiLorenzo, Ashley;
- Deng, Min;
- DeWitt, Christine;
- Cardis, Michael
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3273052779
Hori nevus, also known as acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules, is a form of dermal melanocytosis found most commonly in women of East Asian heritage. It presents as discrete brown macules on the bilateral cheeks which later coalesce into confluent grey-brown macules and small patches. Herein, we report a classic case of Hori nevus and discuss the histologic findings and differential diagnosis. We also review the proposed pathophysiology, genetic considerations, and treatment options.