Pediatric melanoma: results of a large cohort study and proposal for modified ABCD detection criteria for children.

@article{Cordoro2013PediatricMR,
  title={Pediatric melanoma: results of a large cohort study and proposal for modified ABCD detection criteria for children.},
  author={Kelly M Cordoro and Deepti Gupta and Ilona J Frieden and Timothy M McCalmont and Mohamed Kashani-sabet},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={913-25}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical and histopathologic features of childhood melanoma are poorly characterized. Atypical clinical presentations and ambiguous microscopic findings may contribute to diagnostic delays. OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether conventional ABCDE melanoma detection criteria (Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variegation, Diameter >6 mm, Evolution [any morphologic or symptomatic change in the lesion]) adequately detects pediatric melanoma and to evaluate clinicopathologic… CONTINUE READING
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