Nevus Knowledge

August 1, 2003
Barbara J. Rutledge, Ph.D.

San Francisco - Several of the melanocytic nevi in a "moley" child often have a similar clinical appearance, leading to the concept of a characteristic "signature nevus." Learning to recognize a patient's signature nevus aids in the evaluation of nevi, in particular those with an irregular outline of more than one color, according to Jean Bolognia, M.D.

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