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What is Mole?

What is Mole?

  • Mole: Darkened growths on the skin; everyone has a few.
  • Mole: A nevus characterised by the presence of excessive pigment. --2003
    Source - Diseases Database

Mole: Introduction

Types of Mole:

Types of Mole:

Broader types of Mole:

How many people get Mole?

Prevalance of Mole: common; most people have 10-40 moles.
Prevalance of Mole: About one out of every ten people has at least one unusual (or atypical) mole that looks different from an ordinary mole. The medical term for these unusual moles is dysplastic nevi. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi: NCI)

Who gets Mole?

Patient Profile for Mole: Usually develop in childhood or later; rare in newborns.

How serious is Mole?

Complications of Mole: see complications of Mole

What causes Mole?

Causes of Mole: see causes of Mole
Risk factors for Mole: see risk factors for Mole

What are the symptoms of Mole?

Symptoms of Mole: see symptoms of Mole

Complications of Mole: see complications of Mole

Mole: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mole.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mole.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mole: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mole.
Treatments for Mole: see treatments for Mole

Society issues for Mole


Hospitalization statistics for Mole: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mole:

  • 0.19% (23,572) of hospital consultant episodes were for melanocytic naevi in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for melanocytic naevi required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 31% of hospital consultant episodes for melanocytic naevi were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for melanocytic naevi were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mole:

Organs and body systems related to Mole include:

Name and Aliases of Mole

Main name of condition: Mole

Other names or spellings for Mole:

melanocytic naevi, pigmented naevi

Pigmented naevus, Benign naevi, Halo nevus, Melanocytic nevus Source - Diseases Database

Mole: Related Conditions

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