Skin - Melanocytic tumor
Other pigmented lesions and disorders of pigmentation
Ephelis (freckle)

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 June 2017, last major update April 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: ephelides (freckle) OR ephelis

Cite this page: Ephelis (freckle). website. Accessed November 15th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Plural is ephelides
Clinical images

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Face and upper body

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mild hyperpigmentation of basal keratinocytes, normal architecture
  • No increase in number of melanocytes