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Hairy Nevus Spilus: A Case Series


Address correspondence to Neena Khanna, M.D., Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029, India, or e-mail:


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.