Anorectal melanomas do not harbour the Kaposi sarcoma-associated human herpesvirus type 8 DNA.

@article{Helmke2001AnorectalMD,
  title={Anorectal melanomas do not harbour the Kaposi sarcoma-associated human herpesvirus type 8 DNA.},
  author={Burkhard Maria Helmke and Martin Deichmann and Herwart F. Otto},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2001},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={47-50}
}
Anorectal melanomas are similar to cutaneous melanomas with regard to the mode of spread and to the immunophenotype. When compared with patients with cutaneous melanoma, those suffering from anorectal melanoma have a much worse outcome. The etiology of anorectal melanomas is as yet completely unknown. For anatomical reasons, ultra-violet (UV-B) radiation can not cause anorectal melanomas as in cutaneous tumours, that are associated with exposure of the skin to UV-B radiation. As the cytokine… CONTINUE READING