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Hypopigmented Patches in Infant With a History of Seizures

Hypopigmented Patches in Infant With a History of Seizures

 HISTORY

Four-month-old Hispanic boy brought for evaluation because of hypopigmented patches on his skin and a history of seizures. Infant was the product of an uncomplicated pregnancy; born at 40 weeks' gestation to a 16-year-old gravida 1, para 1 mother who received appropriate prenatal care. At birth, he had multiple hypopigmented patches on his face, torso, and extremities. At age 2 months, he was hospitalized for new-onset seizures. Brain MRI scan revealed multiple subependymal and subcortical hamartomas; phenobarbital was prescribed. Echocardiogram and renal ultrasonography both normal. His developmental milestones within normal age ranges. No significant family history reported.

 

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Infant appeared well, robust, and happy. Weight, 7.9 kg (17.4 lb) (90th percentile); height, 62 cm (24.4 in) (25th percentile). Occipitofrontal (head) circumference, 42 cm (16.5 in) (50th percentile). No dysmorphic features. Results of a physical examination unremarkable except for 11 elliptical hypopigmented macules on his face, torso, and extremities.

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