Syndromes involving melanocytic lesions

Cheryl G. Aber, Elizabeth Alvarez Connelly, Lawrence A. Schachner

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Abstract

Many congenital syndromes are diagnosed with the aid of cutaneous findings. Certain medical conditions are detected early based on the appearance of premature, numerous, or abnormal skin lesions. The association of melanocytic nevi with specific syndromes is prominent with certain conditions and less consistent with others. Melanocytic nevi are fairly prevalent in the general population and often exhibit familial clustering; therefore, close attention must be paid to all associated findings in order to recognize the pattern of various syndromes and facilitate counseling and timely intervention. This chapter describes syndromes associated with melanocytic nevi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationColor Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages164-172
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783540351054
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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