Skin melanocytic tumor
Lentigines, melanotic macules and melanocytic hyperplasia
Ephelis


Topic Completed: 1 April 2013

Minor changes: 3 November 2020

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PubMed Search: ephelides (freckle) OR ephelis

Christopher S. Hale, M.D.
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Definition / general
Terminology
  • Plural is ephelides
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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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