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Hypomelanosis of Ito
  1. N Shobha1,
  2. A B Taly1,
  3. S Sinha1,
  4. G R Arunodaya1,
  5. S G Srikanth2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
  2. 2Department of Neuroradiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor A B Taly
 Department of Neurology, NIMHANS, Bangalore: 560 029, Karnataka, India; abtaly{at}

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Hypomelanosis of Ito (HI) is characterised by hypochromic unilateral skin lesions, hemi-hypertrophy, mental retardation (MR) and seizures.1 We describe a young woman with HI with interesting and hitherto unreported magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes.

A 22 year old woman presented with a history of uncontrolled generalised tonic clonic seizures and myoclonic jerks since the age of 2 years. She had hypopigmented macular lesions in streaks and whorls on her right side in a dermatomal distribution (fig 1 A–D). There …

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