Eruptive melanocytic nevi during etanercept treatment in an ankylosing spondylitis patient: Case report

Erdem Y., Altunay I. K., Ozkur E.

DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY, vol.33, no.3, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/dth.13407
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: anti-TNF-alpha agent, eruptive nevi, etanercept
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Eruptive melanocytic nevi (EMN) are rare multiple melanocytic lesions that rare and associated with dermatological and systemic diseases. Drug induced EMN is also reported with the use of biological or nonbiological chemotherapeutics, immunosuppressive agents, and melanocyte stimulators. In recent years, the increasing use of biological drugs resulted in an increased reports of EMN induced by these drugs. The objective of this abstract is reporting EMN in a patient receiving etanercept treatment. In addition, we also present a literature review of the previously cases with anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha biological agents.