• Two hundred fifty-one black patients were examined for the presence of melanocytic nevi. The average number detected was 8.3 per patient. Light-skinned blacks had a greater number of total body nevi, while dark-skinned blacks had more lesions on the palms and soles. The usual histologic pattern seen in plantar-palmar lesions was that of lentigo simplex. The differentiation of lentigines of the palms and soles from early expression of acral lentiginous melanomas may be difficult; however, most acral pigmented lesions do not require excision.
(Arch Dermatol 116:548-551, 1980)
Coleman WP, Gately LE, Krementz AB, Reed RJ, Krementz ET. Nevi, Lentigines, and Melanomas in Blacks. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(5):548-551. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640290058011