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September 2007

Evidence Insufficient to Recommend Melanoma Surveillance Following Phototherapy for Jaundice—Reply

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Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(9):1209-1226. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.9.1216-b

In reply

My group's study1 demonstrates that the number of melanocytic nevi larger than 2 mm in diameter is higher in children aged between 8 and 9 years who were exposed to neonatal phototherapy than in those who were not exposed. In a multivariate analysis, we have studied the respective roles of both sun exposure and neonatal phototherapy (Table).