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Abstract

MELO, Juliana Nakano de et al. Epidermolysis bullosa nevi: clinical, dermatoscopical and histological features in a case of recessive dystrofic form. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp. 743-746. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400017.

Acquired melanocytic lesions may present unusual clinical features in all forms of hereditary epidermolysis bullosa. These lesions are known as "EB nevi", and often pose a diagnostic challenge for dermatologists given their resemblance - clinically, dermoscopically and histologically - to melanoma. The lesions have been reported in all types of hereditary EB, most of them in childhood. We report the case of a 6-month-old boy suffering from recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) that presented as a large pigmented lesion on his left thigh. We decided to monitor the lesion closely since we considered that the clinical and pathological aspects of the lesion were compatible with the description of other previously reported cases of EB nevi

Keywords : Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica; Nevi and melanomas; Melanoma.

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