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March 1997

Malignant Melanoma in Children: A Review

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatric Dermatology, National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico City, Mexico.

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(3):363-371. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890390103014

THE INCREASING incidence during the last decades and the projection for the future places malignant melanoma (MM) among the most important public health problems worldwide. Given the limited success of therapy for MM, for the time being the fighting strategy against MM should focus mainly on prevention and early detection.