Novel KIT mutation presenting as marked lentiginosis

Alain K. Tran, Annette Pearce, Marcos López-Sánchez, Luis Perez-Jurado, Christopher Barnett

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Although lentigines are usually benign, they can be associated with a number of genetic syndromes in which neoplasms and other multi-system pathological processes occur. Here, we report the case of a 6-year-old girl who presented with atypical lentiginosis and hyperpigmentation caused by a de novo genetic variant in the KIT gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-925
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2019


  • developmental defects
  • dyspigmentation
  • genetic diseases
  • mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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Tran, A. K., Pearce, A., López-Sánchez, M., Perez-Jurado, L., & Barnett, C. (2019). Novel KIT mutation presenting as marked lentiginosis. Pediatric Dermatology, 36(6), 922-925.