Disease Information for Blue nevus

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bluish/black pigmentation/nails
Pigmentation Lesions on Healing
Pigmented patches/skin
Slate gray pigmentations
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Melanoma, malignant
Associated Disease & Complications
Blue nevus
Congenital nevus
Scar tissue
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
Synonyms
Synonym
Blue naevus, Blue naevus of skin, Blue nevi, Blue nevus, Blue nevus (morphologic abnormality), blue nevus Jadassohn, Blue nevus of skin, Blue nevus of skin (disorder), Blue Nevus of the Skin, Blue Skin Nevus, Dermal melanocytoma, Jadassohn blue nevus, Jadassohn's blue naevus, Jadassohn's blue nevus, Naevus blue, Nevi Blue, Nevus Blue, Synonym/Cellular blue nevus var., Synonym/Dermal melanocytoma, Synonym/Jadassohn-Teiche nevus
Definition

Usually a benign tumor, that commonly presents as a solitary blue nodule with spindled melanocytes covered by smooth skin. Several variants have been identified, one variant being malignant. The blue color is caused by large, densely packed melanocytes deep in the dermis of the nevus. In children, they usually occur on the buttocks and lumbar area. Malignant blue nevi are more commonly found on the scalp.

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