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Melanocytic nevus with pregnancy-related changes in size accompanied by apoptosis of nevus cells: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10767710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Melanocytic nevi are commonly believed to undergo changes during pregnancy. This is probably related to hormonal influences; however, few studies have been able to prove it. We observed a case of a benign melanocytic nevus, which showed significant enlargement during pregnancy and immediate postpartum regression associated with increased apoptosis of nevus cells. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were not found in our case, although the clinical course still suggested a close association with hormonal influences.
Authors:
H J Lee; S J Ha; S J Lee; J W Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-31     Completed Date:  2000-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  936-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, St Paul's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Apoptosis*
Disease Progression
Estrogens / pharmacology
Female
Humans
Melanocytes / pathology*
Nevus, Pigmented / pathology*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology*
Progesterone / pharmacology
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens; 57-83-0/Progesterone
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2003 May;17(3):349-51   [PMID:  12702085 ]

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