The congenital melanocytic nevus: a rare clinical image

Darshana Kumari, Tejaswee Lohakare

PAMJ. 2022; 42:250. Published 03 Aug 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.42.250.35727

Congenital melanocytic nevus affects around 1% of newborns. Facial melanocytic nevus may be linked to an increased risk of pediatric cancer. Furthermore, because the lesions reveal hair and dark pigmentation, the cosmetic and emotional impacts might be substantial. A 6-year-old female was brought to the outpatient department with complaints of black discoloration of the left side of the face and excessive hair growth on a particular site. After detailed history collection and physical examination, it reveals that the black discoloration is since birth. The physician diagnosed her with congenital melanocytic nevus and hence referred them to the dermatology department for further management.
Corresponding author
Tejaswee Lohakare, Department of Child Health Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India (

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