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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-191

Becker’s nevus on lower extremity

Dr. Rathi’s Skin Clinic, West Bengal, India

Date of Web Publication10-Jul-2015

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Sanjay K Rathi
Dr. Rathi’s Skin Clinic, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.160653

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Rathi SK. Becker’s nevus on lower extremity. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2015;16:190-1

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I have gone through the case report “Atypical Becker’s nevus at an atypical site in a female child”[1] with great interest. I have few points to make in this regard.

  • Becker’s nevus is mostly situated on the upper limb and trunk; it involves less often the lower limbs, a site reported in only 3% of the patients[2]

  • Though uncommon; we had reported earlier this nevus on the lower extremity [Figure 1] and [Figure 2] taking series of five, two and two cases respectively, where age ranges from 10 years to 30 years[3][4][5]
  • Figure 1: Becker’s nevus on thigh

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    Figure 2: Becker’s nevus on left thigh

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  • Because the lower extremity is a covered site and the nevus is completely asymptomatic, may be one of the reasons for the patients not seeking medical advice; compared to the upper limb and trunk which are more cosmetic aware sites

  • Therefore, it seems reports of so many cases of this nevus on lower extremity make us believe that involvement may not be very uncommon as cited in the literature.

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Kumar GR, Karthikeyan K, Sengottian KL, Tejaswi C. A typical Becker’s nevus at an atypical site in a female child. Indian J Paeditr Dermatol 2014;15:125-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
Tymen R, Forestier JF, Boutet B, Colomb D. Late Becker’s nevus. One hundred cases (author’s transl). Ann Dermatol Venereol 1981;108:41-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
Khaitan BK, Dogra D, Manchanda Y, Rathi S. Becker’s naevus of the lower limb. Acta Derm Venereol 1998;78:238-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
Rathi S. Becker’s nevus on the lower extremity: An uncommon site. J Dermatol 2002;29:461-2.  Back to cited text no. 4
Rathi SK. Becker’s naevus on the lower limb: An unusual site. Indian J Dermatol 2002;47:32.  Back to cited text no. 5


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