Skin melanocytic tumor
Lentigines, melanotic macules and melanocytic hyperplasia

Topic Completed: 1 April 2013

Minor changes: 10 May 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: ephelides (freckle) OR ephelis

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Cite this page: Hale C. Ephelis. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
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
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