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Common acquired nevus in Child
See also in: External and Internal Eye,Hair and Scalp,Oral Mucosal Lesion
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Common acquired nevus in Child

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Contributors: William M. Lin MD, Sarah Hocker DO, Susan Burgin MD
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Common acquired nevi (moles) include junctional, dermal, and compound nevi, which are all considered benign. These distinctions are based upon the location of melanocytic nests in the epidermis, dermis, or both, respectively. Clinically, junctional nevi are flat (macular) whereas dermal and compound nevi are elevated relative to the surrounding skin (papular).

Nevi typically arise during childhood, adolescence, or very early adulthood and then senesce in later years. Compound nevi are more common in individuals with lighter skin phototypes; other forms of nevi (those on palms, soles, conjunctiva, and in the nail bed) are more common in individuals of African and Asian descent.

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ICD10CM:
D22.9 – Melanocytic nevi, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
400096001 – Melanocytic nevus

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Common acquired nevus : Brown color, Pigmented papule, Smooth papule, Darkening skin lesion
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A flesh-colored papule (intradermal nevus) at the nasal alar crease.
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