Genetic factors associated with naevus count and dermoscopic patterns: Preliminary results from the Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC)
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Our results provide evidence that subsets of naevi defined by dermoscopic patterns differ in their associations with germline genotypes and support the hypothesis that dermoscopically defined subsets of naevi are biologically distinct. These results require confirmation in larger cohorts. If confirmed, these findings will improve the current knowledge of naevogenesis and assist in the identification of individuals with high-risk phenotypes.