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Childhood melanoma
  1. N K Webber1,
  2. C Healy2,
  3. E Calonje1,
  4. O E Dadzie1,
  5. A M Powell1
  1. 1St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr N K Webber, St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation Trust, London SE1 7EH, UK; naomi.webber{at}doctors.org.uk

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Childhood melanoma is rare, but its incidence is increasing, especially in adolescents.1 Benign lesions closely mimic malignant melanoma and the diagnosis is sometimes delayed or missed.

Case report

A 5-year-old Caucasian girl presented with a skin nodule. It had suddenly appeared 4 months previously and with a history of rapid growth over the first 2 months. She was …

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