This is a chronic skin condition that results in yellowish or golden patches of pigmentation forming on the limbs. Although most common in children and young adults, it can strike at any age, and can occasionally spread beyond the limbs to the trunk of the body. Quite often the patches do not display any additional symptoms, but occasionally they can itch or cause discomfort. The symptoms can be treated by administering steroid creams to the affected area, but as the condition is benign, the risks associated with steroid use outweigh the potential benefits. Some success has been reported with ultraviolet light treatment, but normally the condition is left untreated.
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