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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

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Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

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Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colors, shapes, and sizes, among them, macules and patches, papules and plaques, and nodules and tumors.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…inical Cases Case 1 37-year-old woman with >75 atypical nevi No family history of atypical nevi or melanoma Presents for an evaluation of a “new mole” that rapidly developed on the right leg A full-body skin examination is performed and does n…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…y. Risk factors for melanoma includes family history, atypical nevi, numerous nevi, genetic factors and UV exposure. The variation in size, elevation, depth (of invasion), color, and secondary changes, such as erosions or ulcerations, produce a large…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma

A keratotic condition of the palms and soles, inherited usually, but sometimes acquired, in which involvement may be diffuse, circumscribed (including striate), or punctate….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…et varioliformis acuta” and “pityriasis lichenoides chronica.” Some diseases of particular importance, such as melanocytic nevi, melanoma, and mycosis fungoides, have been given more attention than diseases that are also important but less dangerous,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

Objective Although conflicting with the concept of nevi being hamartomas, to date, Spitz and Reed nevi have been regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi, whereas many other types have already been accepted as being congenital. Here, the reader will fi…

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