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November 1983

Target Blue Nevus

Author Affiliations

From the Pigmented Lesion Clinical Group, Departments of Dermatology (Drs Bondi and Clark), Pathology (Drs Elder and Clark), and the Comprehensive Cancer Center (Dr Guerry), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(11):919-920. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650350047013

• In two cases of target blue nevi of the foot, both lesions displayed a distinctive concentric pigmentary variation. This correlated histologically with a peripheral alteration of dermal collagen accompanied by a focal regression or differentiation of blue nevus cells. The resulting distinctive target blue nevus can be clinically differentiated from a malignant melanoma.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:919-920)

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