Hairy Nevus Spilus: A Case Series
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 100–104, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Singh, S., Jain, N., Khanna, N., Ahuja, A. and Singh, M. (2013), Hairy Nevus Spilus: A Case Series. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 100–104. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01688.x
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012
Abstract: Nevus spilus, also known as speckled lentiginous nevus, is a nevoid disorder characterized by hyperpigmented macules or papules scattered over a background of tan pigmentation. Although nevus spilus is mainly of cosmetic concern, malignant melanoma may rarely develop in the lesions. Although classically not mentioned as a hairy nevus, a few reports in literature mention overlying hypertrichosis in lesions of nevus spilus. We hereby report four cases of nevus spilus without malignant change with overlying terminal hairs that arose mainly from the background pigmented area.