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Moles (melanocytic naevi) 

Moles (melanocytic naevi)
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Moles (melanocytic naevi)
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.34
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction554

Acquired melanocytic naevi556

Variants of melanocytic naevi558

Melanocytic naevi are benign proliferations of melanin-producing naevus cells, thought to be immature melanocytes. They may be acquired or congenital. Acquired moles are very common and are seen in the majority of Caucasian children. They often cause anxiety when they appear and subsequently as they increase in size (see ...

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