- Often found on the skin of older children and teenagers, but might develop at any age.
- Unusual but non-cancerous mole.
- Dark blue colour.
- Dermoscopy reveals a characteristic uniform steel-blue pattern.
- Occur anywhere on the body.
- No treatment is necessary, unless it is a new lesion.
- Some patients request excision for cosmetic reasons.
- Affects the face or limbs of young children.
- Most frequently found in fair-skinned.
- Grow rapidly and then remain static for years.
- Often disappear spontaneously after a while.
- Also called juvenile melanomas.
- Dome-shaped, red, reddish-brown or darker papules or nodules up to one or two centimetres in diameter.
| Blue naevi are often found in children but can develop at any age||Spitz naevi or juvenile often disappear spontaneously|
Dr Vasa Gnanapragasam, a GP in Sutton, Surrey