Dermoscopic diagnosis of amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma

M A Pizzichetta, Harald Kittler, I Stanganelli, G Ghigliotti, M. T. Corradin, P. Rubegni, S Cavicchini, V. Giorgi, R Bono, M. Alaibac, S. Astorino, F Ayala, P. Quaglino, G. Pellacani, G Argenziano, D. Guardoli, F Specchio, D Serraino, R Talamini, Italian Melanoma Intergroup (IMI)

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Amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma (AHM) is a subtype including melanomas with little or no melanin pigmentation, amelanotic melanoma (AM); it represents 2-8 % of all melanomas.(1-2) AM may be difficult to diagnose because of lack of pigmentation and symmetry: recently, germline mutations have been reported in the MC1R gene and to a certain extent also in the MITF gene.(3)(This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.)

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Sep 28 2016


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    Pizzichetta, M. A., Kittler, H., Stanganelli, I., Ghigliotti, G., Corradin, M. T., Rubegni, P., Cavicchini, S., Giorgi, V., Bono, R., Alaibac, M., Astorino, S., Ayala, F., Quaglino, P., Pellacani, G., Argenziano, G., Guardoli, D., Specchio, F., Serraino, D., Talamini, R., & Italian Melanoma Intergroup (IMI) (2016). Dermoscopic diagnosis of amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology.