CARBON BABY SYNDROME
By Gary M. White, MD
The Carbon Baby Syndrome (CBS) causes diffuse hyperpigmenation of the skin starting in the first few months of life.
- AKA acquired universal melanosis
- Dense melaninization is seen histologically.
Progressive blackening of the skin since 4 months of age. Ped Derm 2014;Sept
A 3-year-old girl born to non-consanguineous parents with generalized increase in pigmentation. The darkening of skin was first noticed over the feet and face at the age of 5 months and gradually progressed to involve the entire body. Universal acquired melanosis (Carbon baby). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:38-40
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