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Pregnancy and Changes in Melanocytic Nevi

MacKelfresh, Jamie MD; Chen, Suephy C. MD, MS; Monthrope, Yvette Miller BSc

doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000179478.56433.42
In the Trenches

Multiple melanocytic nevi may darken simultaneously during pregnancy and do not prompt the same alarm as do changes in a single nevus.

From the 1Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; and 2University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Chen is supported in part by a Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award (K23AR02185-01A1) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

The editors thank the following individuals who, in addition to members of our Editorial Board, will serve as referees for this series: Sanford M. Markham, MD, Hope K. Haefner, MD, Ronald S. Gibbs, MD, Neil J. Murphy, MD, Linda T. Taylor, MD, and Jerry Rozeboom, MD.

Address correspondence to Consultant Editor for Clinical Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 200 Hawkins Drive, 2 BT, Iowa City, IA 52242; e-mail:

© 2005 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.