Clinical and dermoscopic characteristics of new naevi in adults: Results from a cohort study Journal Article


Authors: Oliveria, S. A.; Yagerman, S. E.; Jaimes, N.; Goodwin, A. I.; Dusza, S. W.; Halpern, A. C.; Marghoob, A. A.
Article Title: Clinical and dermoscopic characteristics of new naevi in adults: Results from a cohort study
Abstract: Background Naevogenesis is a process known to occur throughout life. To date, investigators have made conclusions about new naevi in adults based on results of cross-sectional studies. Objectives To determine the incidence of new naevus development in adults and to describe the dermoscopic morphology of new naevi. Methods A cohort of 182 patients seen at the outpatient dermatology clinic at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center between 2000 and 2009 was evaluated with baseline total body photographs. The patients were aged 17 years or older and had presented for routine follow-up surveillance examination at least 3 months after baseline total body photographs. The number of new naevi and the dermoscopic morphology of these naevi were recorded. Results Of the 182 patients evaluated, 50 (27%) developed at least one new naevus during follow-up. The incidence of new naevi was 202 per 1000 person-years of follow-up. The most common types of naevi were reticular (47·1%), followed by the homogeneous (22·1%) and complex (reticuloglobular) patterns (15·4%). Conclusions Our results provide support for the theory that there are two distinct pathways of naevogenesis, a dynamic process occurring throughout life. This study demonstrates that the predominant dermoscopic morphology of newly acquired naevi in adults is reticular. © 2013 British Association of Dermatologists.
Journal Title: British Journal of Dermatology
Volume: 169
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0007-0963
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing  
Date Published: 2013-10-01
Start Page: 848
End Page: 853
Language: English
DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12482
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 23796324
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 1 November 2013" - "CODEN: BJDEA" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Allan C Halpern
    328 Halpern
  2. Stephen Dusza
    199 Dusza
  3. Ashfaq A Marghoob
    436 Marghoob