June 2001

Malignant Melanomas: Search for Human Papillomaviruses

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(6):826-827. doi:

Little is known about the etiological factors involved in cutaneous malignant melanomas. Ultraviolet radiation, total number of nevi, skin type, and hereditary predisposition have been identified as risk factors for (1) superficial spreading nodular and (2) lentigo maligna melanomas, but these factors have no proven association with the development of, eg, acral lentiginous and mucosal melanomas.1

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