Meyerson nevus

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Meyerson nevus
Other names: Halo dermatitis[1]
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Meyerson nevus
Usual onsetYoung adult[2]

Meyerson nevus is a noncancerous patch in skin with redness and scale, occurring typically on the chest and back.[3][4] It appears as a scaling halo surrounding an itchy mole in a young adult.[2]

It does not regress like a halo nevus.[2]

It was first described in 1971.[1]

Signs and symptoms


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ngan, Vanessa (2006). "Meyerson naevus | DermNet NZ". Archived from the original on 24 June 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Johnstone, Ronald B. (2017). "32. Lentigines, nevi and melanomas". Weedon's Skin Pathology Essentials (2nd ed.). Elsevier. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-7020-6830-0. Archived from the original on 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2022-08-12.
  3. DE, Elder; D, Massi; RA, Scolyer; R, Willemze (2018). "2. Melanocytic tumours: Meyerson nevus". WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. Vol. 11 (4th ed.). Lyon (France): World Health Organization. p. 93. ISBN 978-92-832-2440-2. Archived from the original on 2022-07-11. Retrieved 2022-08-20.
  4. James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "30. Melanocytic nevi and neoplasms". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 691. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-09-15. Retrieved 2022-08-20.