Thursday, November 13, 2014

BECKER’S NEVUS

BECKER’S NEVUS

This example shows a characteristic distributionaround the shoulder region.

DEFINITION
Becker’s nevus is an androgen-dependent lesion that becomes more prominent after puberty.


PHYSICAL FINDINGS AND CLINICAL PRESENTATION
● It usually presents in the second decade, initially as a light to dark brown enlarging macular lesion, which subsequently shows hypertrichosis (Fig).

● It most frequently involves the chest, shoulders, or upper arms.


DIAGNOSIS
● Skin biopsy if diagnosis is uncertain

TREATMENT
● Ruby laser

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