May 1971

A Peculiar Papulosquamous Eruption Involving Pigmented Nevi

Author Affiliations

USA, Irving, Tex

From Dermatology Service, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex. Dr. Meyerson is now in practice in Irving, Tex.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(5):510-512. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000170044011

Two patients had multiple, somewhat pruritic papulosquamous lesions on the trunk and proximal extremities, almost exclusively involving nevi. Histologically, these lesions showed pigmented nevi with overlying parakeratosis, focal spongiosis, acanthosis, and a lymphocytic perivascular infiltrate in the dermis. The lesions resolved under topical steroid therapy, with the nevi persisting unchanged. A similar disorder has not been noted in the literature.