LORNE D. FELDMAN, M.D.
To the editor: Risk factors for the development of malignant melanoma include exposure to ultraviolet light, the degree of skin pigmentation (1), and the presence of dysplastic nevi, especially familial dyplastic nevi (2). Malignant melanoma has also been reported to develop in vaccination scars and a tattoo (3).
Vasculopathy due to involvement of both small and large blood vessels and neuropathy are the commonest causes of cutaneous abnormalities occurring in patients with diabetes mellitus. These cutaneous lesions progress with increasing duration of diabetes, and regression is uncommon despite optimal medical and surgical management. We report the case of a patient
FELDMAN LD. Diabetic Cutaneous Atrophy and Malignant Melanoma. Ann Intern Med. ;105:142–143. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-142_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):142-143.
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