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

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Definition / general
Terminology
  • Plural is ephelides
Clinical images

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Face

Face and upper body

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