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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 42, n° 5P2
pages 936-938 (mai 2000)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(00)90277-9
Melanocytic nevus with pregnancy-related changes in size accompanied by apoptosis of nevus cells: A case report

Hyun-Jeong Leea, Seog-Jun Hab, Sang-Jung Leea, Jin-Wou Kima
Seoul and Kimpo, Korea 
From the Department of Dermatology,a St Paul’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul; and Medical Department Activity,b Second Division of Marine Corps, Kimpo 


Melanocytic nevi are commonly believed to undergo changes during pregnancy. This is probably related to hormonal influences; however, few studies have been able to prove it. We observed a case of a benign melanocytic nevus, which showed significant enlargement during pregnancy and immediate postpartum regression associated with increased apoptosis of nevus cells. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were not found in our case, although the clinical course still suggested a close association with hormonal influences. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:936-8.)

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 This supplement is made possible through an educational grant from Ortho Dermatological to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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