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April 1971

Malignant Transformation in Giant Congenital Pigmented Nevus: Death in Early Childhood

Author Affiliations

Dunedin, New Zealand

From the Department of Pathology, University of Otago Medical School (Dr. Penman), and the Department of Dermatology, Otago Hospitals (Dr. Stringer), Dunedin, New Zealand.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(4):428-432. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000160078012

Malignant melanoma developed at about the end of the first year of life in an infant boy. The tumor arose in a giant congenital pigmented nevus that had been treated with betamethasone valerate. Multiple metastases developed, and death supervened at the age of 28 months.

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