Primary Malignant Amelanotic Melanoma Arising from a Vitiligo Patch of an African Tanzanian: Case Report.

Abstract

Skin cancer is rare in people of African origin while vitiligo occurs worldwide. The occurrence of primary malignant melanoma and vitiligo together is very rare. We present a rare case of primary malignant amelanotic melanoma arising from a depigmented patch of a patient with vitiligo. It was completely excised and followed for one year. No recurrence or metastases was noted during the follow up period.

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@article{Kiprono2014PrimaryMA, title={Primary Malignant Amelanotic Melanoma Arising from a Vitiligo Patch of an African Tanzanian: Case Report.}, author={Samson Kimaiyo Kiprono and Daudi R. Mavura and Elisante J. Masenga and Matthias C Moehrle and Gisela Metzler}, journal={East African medical journal}, year={2014}, volume={91 5}, pages={178-80} }