Eruptive disseminated Spitz naevi: dermatoscopic features

Karaarslan I. K. , Ozdemir F., Akalin T., Ozturk G. , Turk B. G. , Kandiloglu G.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.34, no.8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03540.x


Eruptive disseminated Spitz naevi is a rarely reported condition. Although the dermatoscopic features of nondisseminated, solitary forms of Spitz naevi are well known, there are no reports describing the dermatoscopic features of eruptive disseminated variant. We report an additional case and describe the dermatoscopic features. Two patterns were observed. In all pink lesions, the vascular pattern was seen, composed of dotted, linear or comma-like vessels located at the centre of the meshes of the reticular depigmentation. In all brown lesions, we observed only the reticular pattern, which is quite interesting as the reticular pattern is a rare feature of Spitz naevi. This observation may be a special feature particularly seen in the eruptive disseminated variant. A superficial black network also accompanied reticular pattern in some lesions. In dichromatic lesions, both patterns were observed in different areas of the body.