Meyerson nevus

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

Meyerson nevus is a noncancerous patch, occurring typically on the chest and back.[3][4] It appears as an itchy mole surrounded by a red and scaly halo, in a young adult.[2]

Unlike a halo nevus, a Meyerson nevus does not regress.[2]

It was first described in 1971.[1]

Signs and symptoms


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  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 2023-07-01. Retrieved 2023-06-30.
  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 2023-07-01. Retrieved 2023-06-30.