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Correspondence
January 2005

Nevus Density and Atopic Eczema

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(1):101-102. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.1.101

Dellavalle et al1 reported a higher nevus count in 3-year-old children with atopic eczema (AE) and a light skin pigmentation. This is in contrast to a previous observation that adults with long-standing AE had a lower nevus count.2 To provide further evidence, we analyzed data from a cross-sectional study involving 6-year-old children assessed during a mandatory medical examination prior to school enrollment in Erlangen and Salzgitter, Germany.

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