Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (8): 782-786.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20230178

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Improving diagnosis and treatment of melanocytic nevi in children: an urgent need

Yuan Xingang, Ni Sili, Zhang Jian, Luo Xiaoyan, Wang Hua   

  1. Department of Dermatology, Children′s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, National Clinical Research Center for Child Health and Disorders, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Child Development and Disorders, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing 400014, China
  • Received:2023-04-03 Revised:2023-05-21 Online:2023-08-15 Published:2023-08-07
  • Contact: Wang Hua

Abstract: 【Abstract】 The morphological characteristics and biological behaviors of melanocytic nevi in children are different from those in adults. Up to now, the diagnosis and classification of melanocytic nevi in children are still based on international standards, there have been few Chinese studies on their comorbidities, nursing care and psychological effects, and their treatment is also confusing. Based on the relevant literature in China and other countries, and combined with clinical experience, the authors propose the diagnostic process, treatment and nursing suggestions for melanocytic nevi in children, and expect to carry out cooperative research with peers to standardize the diagnosis and treatment of melanocytic nevi in children.

Key words: Nevus, pigmented, Child, Melanoma, Diagnosis, Therapy, Neurocutaneous melanosis