Longitudinal study of melanocytic nevi in adolescents.

  title={Longitudinal study of melanocytic nevi in adolescents.},
  author={Steven Darlington and Vic Siskind and Lynn Green and Ad{\`e}le Green},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={46 5},
BACKGROUND Although melanocytic nevi are the strongest known risk factors for melanoma, their etiology is not well understood. OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess the roles of constitutional pigmentary factors and sun exposure in the development of new nevi in adolescents. METHODS A cohort of 111 school children, aged 12 and 13 years at baseline, were followed up for 5 years. Whole-body counts of nevi of all sizes and detailed sun exposure histories were updated each year… CONTINUE READING

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