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Question: Raised freckles and moles after rash


 diamond1 - Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:40 am

Hello, I've just recovered from Glandular Fever and the rash I had has faded, but i've been left with raised dark freckles (not big enough to be moles) all over my body. Should I be worried about this? My birthmark has also increased in size now that the rash has gone. Any advise you can give me will be really appreciated! Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:07 am

User avatar Hello,What I infer from your history is that the rash has left behind what we call as post inflammatory pigmentation.Many skin problems when they heal leave behind some melanin pigment which resolves in time.Any increase in size of moles or birth marks need scrutiny.Congenital melanocytic nevi,except giant nevi have unlikely to transform to melanomas but it would be prudent to show the birthmark to a dermatologist just to be sure.He may just perform a dermoscopy a simple test to reassure.Best wishes.

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