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COTRIM, Carolina Porto et al. Epidermolysis bullosa nevus: case report and literature review. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp.767-771. ISSN 0365-0596.

Acquired melanocytic lesions resembling malignant melanoma have been described in all major categories of Epidermolysis bullosa and referred to as "Epidermolysis bullosa nevi''. They easily induce to diagnostic error, although no malignant transformation has been reported. We report the development of a large acquired melanocytic nevus at a site of recurrent blisters in a 5-year-old child with Epidermolysis bullosa simplex. The global dermoscopic pattern was suggestive of benignity, and the histopathological findings were compatible with a compound melanocytic nevus. This is the first published case of Epidermolysis bullosa nevi in Brazilian literature. Despite their benign behavior, we emphasize the importance of regular clinical and dermoscopic monitoring, since a malignant course still cannot be totally excluded

Keywords : Biopsy; Dermoscopy; Epidermolysis bullosa; Melanoma; Nevus, pigmented.

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