Skin cancer incidence among children irradiated for ringworm of the scalp.

  title={Skin cancer incidence among children irradiated for ringworm of the scalp.},
  author={Roy E. Shore and Roy E. Albert and M. Reed and Naomi H. Harley and Bernard S. Pasternack},
  journal={Radiation research},
  volume={100 1},
A series of about 2200 children who received X-ray treatment for ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) during the 1940s and 1950s, and a comparable group of 1400 treated without X ray, have been followed by mail questionnaire for an average of 26 years since treatment to tabulate the incidence of skin cancer. The X-ray treatment consisted of 300-380 R to five overlapping fields on the scalp, to cause complete depilation. This delivered doses of 300-600 rad to various portions of the scalp, with… CONTINUE READING


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