Year: 2018 I Volume: 2 I Issue: 1 I Page:

Carbon Baby Syndrome: A rare case report

1Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, , Government Medical College, Amritsar.

Corresponding Author:
Dr.Parul Chojer,
Junior Resident, Department of Dermatology,
Venereology and Leprology, Circular Road,
Government Medical College, Amritsar.


Carbon baby syndrome, also known as universal acquired melanosis is one of the causes of diffuse hyperpigmentation of skin and mucosa with only a limited number of cases reported in the literature. Here we report a case of 11 month old female child of universal acquired melanosis. Increased pigmentation as noticed by the parents started over the face, which then gradually progressed over next 4-5 months to involve the whole body. Clinically the case was diagnosed as carbon baby syndrome, thus being reported because of its rarity.

Key words: Carbon baby, Universal Acquired Melanosis