Halo Dermatitis Around a Compound Nevus

Young Hun Cho, Jin Wook Lee, Sang Gun Park, Min Geol Lee

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Halo dermatitis was first described as a halo-shaped eczematous change around a nevocellular nevus. However, other cases developed around various kinds of lesions including seborrheic keratosis or lentigo were reported later on, so it is now considered not to be specific for melanocytes or nevus cells. It has never been reported to be associated with regression of central lesion, in contrast to halo nevus. We report a case of halo dermatitis developed around a compound nevus in a 20-year-old male patient. On histopathologic examination, the central lesion was a compound nevus and the surrounding lesion was consistent with chronic eczematous dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1263
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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