Hypomelanosis of Ito and Sturge-Weber Syndrome Without Facial Nevus: An Association or a New Syndrome?

Deǧerliyurt A., Kantar A., CEYLANER S., Aysun S.

Pediatric Neurology, vol.40, no.5, pp.395-397, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2008.11.017
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.395-397
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus is rare. Twenty-four cases were previously reported. Although hypomelanosis of Ito is a relatively common disorder, there was only one previous case in association with Sturge-Weber syndrome. We describe an 11-year-old boy with Sturge-Weber syndrome without facial nevus, coexistent with hypomelanosis of Ito. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.