Baby with recurrent blisters
The differential diagnosis includes fixed drug eruption, herpes simplex virus, recurrent bullous impetigo, congenital melanocytic nevus, and juvenile xanthogranuloma.1 The diagnosis can be confirmed by rubbing, resulting in the characteristic Darier ...
ModernMedicine - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:41

Advancing BCC treatment
The success of the Hedgehog pathway inhibitors in treating BCC as well as basal cell nevus syndrome (BCNS) has changed patients' lives, according to experts who spoke at the 3rd Annual World Cutaneous Malignancies Congress (San Francisco, October ...
ModernMedicine - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:03

It Was Found how to Relieve a Baby from Birthmarks
Scientists announced about the identification of a new method for the effective treatment of red birthmarks. A birthmark (nevus) is a congenital malformation of the skin, which covers a limited area of the skin. Birthmarks can be of various shapes ...
SMN Weekly - Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:30

Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nevus Sebaceous
This 41-year-old navy pilot patient presented to our clinic stating his wife says a mole on his nose is changing. The lesion appeared in the man's mid 20's along with some "uneven skin" on his forehead. The patient denies pain or discharge but does ...
ADVANCE for Physician Assistants (blog) - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:48

Seven recent developments involving pediatric dermatology
Researchers utilized data from the Pinkus Dermatopathology Laboratory database and the HealthCore Integrated Research Database to estimate the number of nevus biopsies in patients 19 years or younger in the U.S. between 2009 and 2013. Read more.
Healio - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:03

Study Finds Interactions Between UV Light and Genetic Variants Determinant ...
Melanocytic nevi (which are composed of melanocytes) and freckles are commonly accepted biomarkers of an increased risk of melanoma. Nevus is by definition, the medical term for sharply circumscribed, chronic lesions of the skin or mucosa. Commonly ...
Melanoma News Today - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:15

Re-excision Unnecessary in Mild to Moderate Atypical Nevi
DENVER — Re-excision of atypical nevi with microscopic margins on initial biopsy, currently a fairly common practice, might be unnecessary in mild or moderate cases, according to a retrospective analysis. "There's no consensus on what management of ...
Medscape - Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:33

Dermoscopically, melanoma, spitz nevi indistinguishable
"Our results confirm the observation that melanoma may be dermoscopically indistinguishable from Spitz nevi, strongly suggesting that the only safe strategy not to miss melanoma is to excise all Spitzoid-looking lesions in patients aged 12 years or ...
Medical Xpress - Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:15

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