Benign pigmented nevi in children from Kidderminster, England: prevalence and associated factors

Sorahan, T., Ball, P.M., Grimley, R.P. and Pope, D. (1990) Benign pigmented nevi in children from Kidderminster, England: prevalence and associated factors. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, 22 (5). pp. 747-750.

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Abstract

The prevalence of benign pigmented nevi in a group of 187 children, aged 8 or 9 years, was determined for each of 31 anatomic sites. Information on possible associated factors was obtained from the children's parents with a standard interview questionnaire. Pale skin color was found to be associated with a higher prevalence of nevi. A comparison of these data with recent data from Australia supports the hypotheses that (1) the number of nevi is a risk factor for melanoma and (2) groups at high risk of melanoma may be formed in childhood.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Psychology
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 14:01
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/2470

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