Becker's Nevus

Common Name(s)

Becker's Nevus

Becker's nevus is a late-onset, large, brown birthmark occurring mostly in males. It typically develops during childhood or adolescence on the shoulders or upper trunk, but occasionally it develops on other areas of the body. After puberty, it often becomes darker and more hairy (hypertrichosis), and acne may develop within the nevus in some individuals. Becker's nevus is due to an overgrowth of the epidermis (upper layers of the skin), pigment cells (melanocytes) and hair follicles. Treatment is often primarily for cosmetic reasons and may include laser treatment or electrolysis for excessive hair growth; pigment laser treatment to reduce pigmentation; and standard acne therapy.
 

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The terms "Becker's Nevus" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Becker's nevus syndrome: case report.
 

Author(s): Isabela Guimarães Ribeiro Baeta, Carla Vilela Viotti, Ana Carolina Figueiredo Pereira, Sérgio Rodrigues da Costa Júnior, Flávia Vasques Bittencourt

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;85(5):713-6.

 

Becker's nevus is a hyperpigmented macula that is predominantly located on the anterior trunk or on the scapular region, frequently associated with hypertrichosis. The association of Becker's nevus with other cutaneous, musculoskeletal or maxillofacial anomalies has been called Becker's ...

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2010

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Becker's nevus syndrome with quadriparesis.
 

Author(s): Cecilia Fernandes, Ayushi Agrawal, Binod Bade Shreshtha, Nikunj Yogi, Iype Cherian

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A 12-year-old girl presented to Manipal Teaching Hospital with quadriparesis of 8 months' duration. Examination revealed a hyperpigmented patch over the chest wall with overlying hypertrichosis, musculoskeletal anomalies, upper limb asymmetry and ipsilateral breast hypoplasia. MRI ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2012

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Becker's nevus with ipsilateral breast hypoplasia.
 

Author(s): C S Sirka, M R Puhan, S Behera, P Mohanty, M Nanda

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;75(2):202-3.

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2009

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