Dermoscopy Insights Into Nevogenesis : 'Abtropfung' vs. 'Hochsteigerung'

Zalaudek, Iris, Ferrara, Gerardo and Argenziano, Guiseppe (2007) Dermoscopy Insights Into Nevogenesis : 'Abtropfung' vs. 'Hochsteigerung'. Archives of Dermatology, 143 2: 284-284. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.2.284

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Author Zalaudek, Iris
Ferrara, Gerardo
Argenziano, Guiseppe
Title Dermoscopy Insights Into Nevogenesis : 'Abtropfung' vs. 'Hochsteigerung'
Journal name Archives of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-987X
Publication date 2007-02-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1001/archderm.143.2.284
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Volume 143
Issue 2
Start page 284
End page 284
Total pages 1
Place of publication Chicago Ill
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
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Two concepts, the "Abtropfung" and the "Hochsteigerung," have been used to explain the natural evolution of melanocytic nevi. The nevi in Figure 1 and Figure 2 are located on the respective backs of a 25- and a 20-year-old woman. By dermoscopy, the former first exhibited a central bluish pigmentation indicating pigmented cells in the papillary dermis (Figure 1A), while a significant color change toward brown occurred after 8 months (Figure 1B), reflecting the presence of pigment at the dermoepidermal junction. The nevus in Figure 2 reveals an opposite trend after 1 year of follow-up, with significant change of the color from brown (Figure 2A) to blue (Figure 2B). Whether this is caused by a real movement of cells (upward or downward) or by a different activation and/or maturation level of melanin-producing melanocytes remains . . .
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