Molluscum contagiosum superimposed on congenital melanocytic nevus.

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Pisani V., Garofalo L. 2011. Molluscum contagiosum superimposed on congenital melanocytic nevus. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 21 (4): 244.


Pisani V. Garofalo L.
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Case report. A child enrolled in a program of periodic monitoring of congenital melanocytic nevi was observed at the age of 6 years for the presence on his nevus of an about 3 mm in diameter papule with inflammatory appearance (Fig. 1). The dermoscopic examination showed punctate and irregular telangiectasias in absence of pigment, thus resembling Spitz nevus. A whitish dot-like papule was seen at a distance of 1 cm (Fig. 1, arrow). After 5 months the child returned to the control visit. His parents told us that the inflammatory papule had regressed spontaneously. The smaller whitish papule had become larger and measured 2 mm (Fig. 3); the dermoscopy examination showed a small central depression (Fig. 4). The papule was removed by curettage under local contact anesthesia and the histological examination confirmed the clinical diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum.


molluscum contagiosum, Congenital melanocytic nevus