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What happens in dysplastic nevus syndrome?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Close monitoring

Dysplastic nevus syndrome is a condition in which the person has many (often 100's) atypical moles.
With the syndrome, one has a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma, which is a high risk skin cancer. For this reason, frequent and close monitoring with self skin checks and routinely by a dermatologist is a must.

In brief: Close monitoring

Dysplastic nevus syndrome is a condition in which the person has many (often 100's) atypical moles.
With the syndrome, one has a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma, which is a high risk skin cancer. For this reason, frequent and close monitoring with self skin checks and routinely by a dermatologist is a must.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Dysplastic nevus

Patients with dysplastic nevus syndrome have a large number of normal and atypical (dysplastic) moles.
There is a strong inherited trait for the development of malignant melanoma. Those affected and their family members should be carefully and closely followed by a dermatologist. Some atypical moles may develop into melanoma. In other cases melanoma may develop on otherwise normal skin.

In brief: Dysplastic nevus

Patients with dysplastic nevus syndrome have a large number of normal and atypical (dysplastic) moles.
There is a strong inherited trait for the development of malignant melanoma. Those affected and their family members should be carefully and closely followed by a dermatologist. Some atypical moles may develop into melanoma. In other cases melanoma may develop on otherwise normal skin.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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