CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.13, no.12, 2021 (ESCI)
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CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
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slate grey nevus, blue-gray macules of infancy, ink-blot macule, congenital dermal melanocytosis, mongolian spot
Erciyes University Affiliated:
The term "Mongolian Spot" rather than the preferred descriptive name congenital dermal melanocytosis (CDM) continues to be used despite compelling objections to the contrary. Terms that stigmatize a culture, region, people, country, communities, and ethnic group should be replaced by their more descriptive counterparts. Herein, we clarify terminology, discuss the historical significance, and provide a recommendation about naming this disease.