AGMINATED SPITZ NEVI

By Gary M. White, MD


Spitz nevi (SN) may rarely occur grouped in one area.

Clinical

Multiple, grouped papules, often in an area of congenital hyperpigmentation on the face of a child are characteristic. The cheeks are often affected and onset is usually in the first year of life. The papules may occur on normal-colored skin or hypopigmented skin. The occurrence of multiple, agminated SN on normal skin has been precipitated by sunburn or XRT.

Treatment

Excision of individual lesions may be performed. Recurrence of a large nodular SN in the location of the shave excision of 4 smaller lesions has been reported.

References

Jama Derm 2013;149;1077.

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