Many young melanoma patients do not fit diagnostic criteria

07/18/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Data on 70 youths with melanoma or ambiguous melanocytic tumors showed that 60% of those aged 10 and younger and 40% of 11- to 19-year-olds did not meet the conventional criteria for the disease. Combining the conventional criteria with additional characteristics, including amelanotic, bleeding, bump, color uniformity and de novo, any diameter, may lead to earlier detection and treatment of pediatric melanoma, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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