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What Causes White Spots On The Back Of Neck?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2015
Question: I have noticed some white spots on neck back.
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hansens's disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to Healthcaremagic,
I have gone through your query and photograph uploaded by you.
Is there any sensation loss (touch and temperature )?
Clinical it looks like hansens's disease.
In this there is loss of sensation occurs as well as there is enlargement of peripheral nerves occurs.
Confirmation of disease can be done by clinical examination and dermatopathology.
Other differential can be seborrheic dermatitis and polymorphic light eruption.
Hope this will help you.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shahid Hassan (52 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor for reply.I am not feeling any touch or temperature but some feel itching.
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
go for biopsy

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome again
If you are not feeling touch sensation then you need dermatopathological examination. It is in favor of Hansen's disease.
Itching favors polymorphic light eruption.
Consult your dermatologist for clinical examination and biopsy.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes White Spots On The Back Of Neck?

Brief Answer: Hansens's disease Detailed Answer: Hi, welcome to Healthcaremagic, I have gone through your query and photograph uploaded by you. Is there any sensation loss (touch and temperature )? Clinical it looks like hansens's disease. In this there is loss of sensation occurs as well as there is enlargement of peripheral nerves occurs. Confirmation of disease can be done by clinical examination and dermatopathology. Other differential can be seborrheic dermatitis and polymorphic light eruption. Hope this will help you. Thanks