Melanocytic Nevi affected by Inflammatory Skin Diseases

  • Guido Massi
  • Philip E. Leboit


Cutaneous inflammatory processes can be coincidental with melanocytic nevi. Dermatoses that repeatedly affect and alter melanocytic nevi are: spongiotic dermatitis (e.g. allergic contact dermatitis), lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, and erythema multiforme. Erythema multiforme (and similar entities) and epidermolysis bullosa also seem able to induce the appearance of new nevi.


Allergic Contact Dermatitis Epidermolysis Bullosa Alopecia Areata Erythema Multiforme Psoriatic Lesion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Massi
    • 1
  • Philip E. Leboit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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