Malignant melanoma in marathon runners.

  title={Malignant melanoma in marathon runners.},
  author={Christina M. Ambros-Rudolph and Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Erika Richtig and Manuela M{\"u}ller-F{\"u}rstner and H. Peter Soyer and Helmut Kerl},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={142 11},
BACKGROUND Marathon running has surged in popularity; it is generally believed to be healthy, but may be associated with medical risks. Over the past decade, we observed 8 ultramarathon runners with malignant melanoma. UV exposure, immunosuppression due to long-term intensive exercise, or both have been discussed as potential triggers in these patients. To further evaluate risk factors for malignant melanoma in marathon runners, we examined anamnestic, phenotypic, sun-related, and clinical… 

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