Speckled lentiginous nevus: within the spectrum of congenital melanocytic nevi.

@article{Schaffer2001SpeckledLN,
  title={Speckled lentiginous nevus: within the spectrum of congenital melanocytic nevi.},
  author={Julie V. Schaffer and Seth J Orlow and Rossitza Z Lazova and Jean L. Bolognia},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={
          172-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Currently, there is disagreement as to whether speckled lentiginous nevi (nevi spili) are congenital or acquired pigmented lesions. Part of this controversy is related to the natural history of these lesions that often present at birth as hyperpigmented patches and then take several years to reach their more readily recognized spotted form. Arguments in favor of speckled lentiginous nevi as a subtype of congenital nevi include the following observations: multiple reports of lesions… CONTINUE READING

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