Meyerson Nevus Mimicking Malignant Melanoma Meyerson Nevus Imitando Melanoma Maligno

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Filipa Tavares Almeida - Corresponding Author

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Regina Caldas
Teresa Pereiro
Celeste Brito


Meyerson nevus represents an uncommon clinical and histological variation of melanocytic lesions that is characterized by an eczematous halo surrounding a melanocytic nevus.1
It was first reported by Meyerson and it typically clears spontaneously or resolves with topical corticotherapy.2
We report the case of an atypical Meyerson nevus in which, despite intense pruritus, both an eczematous eruption and dermoscopic patterns imputable to a melanocytic lesion were lacking.

1. Balato A, Lembo S, Cirillo T, Megna M, Napolitano M, Balat N. Meyerson phenomenon around naevi: resolution after sun exposure? Acta Dermato-Venereol. 2011;91:352-3. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1059.
2. Gabbi TV, Omar ED, Criado PR, Valente NY, Martins JE. Clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological evaluation of the Meyerson nevus: case report. An Bras Dermatol. 2010;85:681-3.

Keywords: Dermoscopy; Eczema; Melanoma; Skin Neoplasms

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Almeida FT, Caldas R, Pereiro T, Brito C. Meyerson Nevus Mimicking Malignant Melanoma: Meyerson Nevus Imitando Melanoma Maligno. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 27 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];5(4). Available from:

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