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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 12

of 'Atypical (dysplastic) nevi'

Prevalence of common and dysplastic naevi in a Swedish population.
Augustsson A, Stierner U, Suurküla M, Rosdahl I
Br J Dermatol. 1991 Feb;124(2):152-6.
The naevus profile was examined in a Swedish population that was randomly selected from a census file. The participation rate was considered high at 82%. The number of common naevi (CN) and the prevalence of dysplastic naevi (DN) were investigated in 379 subjects (aged 30-50 years). The mean total body count of CN greater than or equal to 2 mm was 67 (range 1-300). As many as 22% of the population had 100 naevi or more and only 18% had less than 25. The counts were not influenced by age or sex. DN were diagnosed clinically in 18% (CI 14-22%) of the subjects and histologically in 8% (CI 5-11%). Subjects with dysplastic naevi had a significantly larger number of common naevi and a more sun-sensitive skin type than subjects without DN, P less than 0.001.
Department of Dermatology, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.