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Pigmented Macular Lesion in a Child

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Based on this clinical scenario and the accompanying image, understand how to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Kevin D. Chodnicki, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905 (chodnicki.kevin@mayo.edu).

Published Online: July 3, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1659

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient’s parent for granting permission to publish this information.

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