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Picture of Dysplastic Nevus

Picture of Dysplastic Nevus
Dysplastic nevus is the name for an atypical mole. Dysplastic nevi do not look like regular moles. The characteristics that make them different can include larger size, irregular borders, and multiple colors. People prone to dysplastic nevi tend to get large numbers of them. They are a cause for concern because they may evolve into malignant melanoma.
Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Skin Cancer Foundation: "Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)"