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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 45
Number 2, April, 2006
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Viktor Lazarević
Clinic of dermatovenerologyClinical Center

48 Dr Zoran Djindjic Street
18000 Nis, Serbia
Phone: 064/158 22 05
E-mail: lepimali2002


Copyright 2006 by Faculty  of Medicine, University of Nis


Viktor Lazarevic, Jelica Tiodorovic, Ivana Binic, Danijela Popovic and Aleksandar Jankovic

Clinic of dermatovenerologyClinical Center of Nis

Halo nevus (HN), (leucoderma aqusistum centrifugum), Nevus Sutton is defined as a nevomelanocitic nevus surrounded with depigmented halo. Melanoma, vitiligo, and atypical nevi are commonly found among patients with HN.
The paper presents the case of a 20-year-old female, with a white spot with sharp edges on the skin of the chest, with the black macula in the centre, in the place of previous, larger nevus.
Diagnosis of HN can be made by clinical observation.
Participation of the immune response in the genesis of the HN is evident.
The skin biopsy of tipical-appearing HN is not necessary.
Acta Medica Medianae 2006;45(2):81-83.

 Key words: halo nevus, depigmentation