Prevalence and anatomical distribution of naevi in young Queensland children.

  title={Prevalence and anatomical distribution of naevi in young Queensland children.},
  author={David C Whiteman and Robyn M Brown and David M. Purdie and Maria-Celia Hughes},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={106 6},
Sunlight is the principal environmental cause of melanoma and has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of melanocytic naevi. Epidemiological evidence indicates that childhood is a period during which melanocytes are susceptible to the effects of sunlight, yet little is known about the development of naevi in infancy. We conducted a survey of child-care centres to document the prevalence and anatomical distribution of melanocytic naevi among 193 young children aged 1-3 years in Brisbane… CONTINUE READING
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