Pigmented Lesions in Children

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Pigmented lesions in childhood can pose significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This article examines the most common pigmented lesions encountered in childhood. Special emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and management of congenital melanocytic nevi, acquired melanocytic nevi, clonal nevi, halo nevi, atypical melanocytic nevi, Spitz nevi, recurrent nevi, childhood melanoma, blue nevi, speckled lentiginous nevi, and other melanocytic nevi such as nevus of Ota and nevus of Ito. Proper diagnosis and an understanding of the natural history of pigmented lesions in children are essential for successful outcomes.

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