SPITZ NEVI, ERUPTIVE
By Gary M. White, MD
Rarely, Spitz nevi may present as multiple lesions evolving over months to years.
- The average age of onset is 23 years.
- Potential reported triggers include sunburn, pregnancy, IV drug use, stress and autoimmune disease [JAMA Derm 2016;152;1273].
Hundreds of red, brown papular lesions may bee seen widely distributed on the trunk and extremities. Onset may be during childhood or adulthood.
As of this writing, none of the patients with multiple SN reported in the literature had a history of cutaneous melanoma. In addition, there were no reports of definite malignant transformation occurring in patients with either the disseminated or the grouped (clustered) form of SN. [JAAD Sept 2012]. Spontaneous regression may occur [Pediatric Dermatology 2015;32;e181].
Acta Derm Venereol 2011; 91: 737–740.
JAAD September 2007 Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 519–523
Eruptive Spitz Nevi spontaneously regressing in a young boy. From Pediatric Dermatology Vol. 32 No. 4 e181–e183, 2015
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