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August 1977

Eruptive Nevocytic Nevi After Severe Bullous Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, and the Oncology Section, Skin and Cancer Unit, New York University Medical Center, New York (Drs Kopf and Baer); Fondation Francaise Du Psoriasis, Paris (Dr Grupper); and the Division of Dermatology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Dr Mitchell).

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1080-1084. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080082014

• In two patients, hundreds of nevocytic nevi (melanocytic nevi) appeared in sites of severe bullous dermatoses that were considered to be toxic epidermal necrolysis and erythema multiforme exudativum, respectively. This phenomenon may result from benign melanocytic hyperplasia accompanying keratinocytic hyperplasia during the healing process of some of the denuded areas of the skin.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1080-1084, 1977)