ACQUIRED BILATERAL NEVUS OF OTA-LIKE MACULES
By Gary M. White, MD
Acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (ABNOM) are dermal pigmented lesions that occur on the temples and malar eminences.
- Women of Asian descent are most commonly affected and onset is in the fourth or fifth decade of life.
- Some have called them Hori's nevus.
Blue-brown macules and patches occur bilaterally on the temples and malar eminences.
Pretreatment with a topical bleaching agent followed by Q-switched ruby laser can give good to excellent results.
Dermatology Online Journal 11(4)
Ann Dermatol. 2009 Aug; 21(3): 255–260
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