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Coexisting malignant melanoma and vitiligo in a Nigerian.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2069894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of malignant melanoma associated with vitiligo in a middle aged Nigerian is presented. The Association has been well documented in some other parts of the world, but this is the first of its type in the West African subregion. The occurrence of vitiligo in melanoma patients is generally believed to be beneficial, and has been well recognised to presage long time survival for the patient. The course of events in our patient is still being observed.
G O Alabi; Z F Falope; U G Lekwauwa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Melanoma / complications*,  epidemiology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Nigeria / epidemiology
Skin Neoplasms / complications*,  epidemiology,  pathology
Survival Rate
Vitiligo / complications*,  epidemiology,  pathology

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