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Spitz Nevus

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Children and occasionally adults can develop a melanotic neoplasm called a Spitz nevus, named for Sophie Spitz, a pathologist. This lesion is typically a rapidly growing pink nodule, but the lesion can sometimes be pigmented. Histologically this benign lesion can be easily confused with melanoma . All biopsies in children with a suggested diagnosis should be examined by an experienced dermatologist.

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