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My son has a pale patch of skin on s foot. I noticed it

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My son has a pale patch of skin on his foot. I noticed it about six months ago, but I suspect he may have always had it as it is barely noticeable. He's 15 months old. The spot is about 1.5 inches long and about 1 inch wide. I suspect nevus depigmentosis, but I am very worried after reading about tuberous sclerosis.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

All pale patches are not due to nevus or tuberous sclerosis.

Common one is a fungal infection.

Vitiligo can also be there.

Sometimes, eczema can cause white or pale patch.

I would advise not to worry at this point.

Please get the patch examined by doctor.

If doctor suspects anything, he can take tests to confirm it.

I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish his healthy life.

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Please attach a picture.

I disagree that we can draw any conclusions with out that.

Pale patches can be other things besides a fungal infection or vitaligo or eczema.

Let me see the patch here.

Dr. Thomas