ⓘ Becker's nevus

                                     

ⓘ Beckers pigmentary hamartoma

Beckers nevus is a skin disorder predominantly affecting males. The nevus can be present at birth, but more often shows up around puberty. It generally first appears as an irregular pigmentation on the torso or upper arm, and gradually enlarges irregularly, becoming thickened and often hairy. The nevus is due to an overgrowth of the epidermis, pigment cells, and hair follicles. This form of nevus was first documented in 1948 by American dermatologist Samuel William Becker.