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European Journal of Dermatology

Eruptive disseminated Spitz nevi Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Institute of Dermatology,
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart,
Rome, Italy
2 Clinical Epidemiology Unit,
Rome, Italy
3 Dermatology Unit,
“Cristo Re” General Hospital,
Rome, Italy
4 Laboratory of Dermatopathology,
Rome, Italy
5 Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome,
Rome, Italy
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  • Key words: disseminated, eruptive, Reed nevi, Spitz nevi
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2016.2917
  • Page(s) : 59-62
  • Published in: 2017

First described in 1948 by Sophie Spitz, the classic Spitz nevus was initially called “benign juvenile melanoma” because it is a benign lesion that shares clinical and histopathological features with malignant melanoma [1]. Spitz nevi can be classified into three variants: solitary, agminated (grouped), and eruptive disseminated Spitz nevi (EDSN) [2]. The solitary form is frequent, mostly occurring on the face and extremities during puberty, whereas the other two variants are extremely rare. [...]