Frequency and distribution pattern of melanocytic naevi in Estonian children and the influence of atopic dermatitis.

@article{Kallas2006FrequencyAD,
  title={Frequency and distribution pattern of melanocytic naevi in Estonian children and the influence of atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Marcia Kallas and Inger Rosdahl and Maritha Fredriksson and Ingrid Synnerstad},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={143-8}
}
BACKGROUND There is a strong correlation between naevus number and prospective melanoma risk. Melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in Estonia and primary prevention programmes for melanoma that target risk behaviour in the sun have so far not been launched. METHODS The naevus profile was examined in 549/700 9-year-old Estonian children (282 boys and 267 girls) and the presence of active atopic dermatitis (AD) was registered. RESULTS There was a wide range of naevi (4-121… CONTINUE READING

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