The Relationship of Psoriasis and Melanocytic Nevi.

Cengiz F. P. , Emiroglu N. , Bahali A. G. , OZKAYA D. B. , Su Ö. S. , Onsun N.

Indian journal of dermatology, vol.61, no.6, pp.664-667, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0019-5154.193680
  • Title of Journal : Indian journal of dermatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.664-667


Background: There is limited data about the relationship between psoriasis and melanocytic lesions and melanoma. Immunologic pathways which were implicated in psoriasis induce a reduction in the number of melanocytic nevi. Aims and Objectives: To investigate the number of melanocytic nevi in psoriatic patients compared with controls and its relationship with disease severity and type of treatment. Methods: We performed a prospective study in 100 psoriatic patients and 100 controls. Clinical data were recorded for all participants. Results: As compared with controls, patients had overall fewer nevi congenital nevi. Among psoriatic patients, biologic agents and disease severity did not correlate with the number of nevi. Conclusions: Psoriatic patients have fewer nevi than controls. Frequency of nevi in psoriatic patients is not related to treatment and disease severity.