Title

Melanoma arising in a patient with ataxia-telangiectasia: A call for full skin examinations in this patient population

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-15-2020

Publication Title

Pediatric dermatology

Abstract

Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) is an autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia and oculocutaneous telangiectasias that present in early childhood. Increased incidence of malignancy is also associated with A-T. Hematopoietic malignancies occur most commonly, with a majority being lymphoid cancers; however, there is a risk for other malignancies, such as breast, gastric, and other solid tumors. Herein, we report the case of a 28-year-old woman with A-T with melanoma.

PubMed ID

32413934

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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