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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 2 April-June 2018

Original Articles

Assessment Of Risk Factors In Development Of Cutaneous Melanoma- A Clinical Study
Mukesh Kumar Bansal, Bhawna Kapoor

Background: Cutaneous melanoma (CM) is one of the commonest occurring skin cancers. It is affecting large amount of world population. The present study was conducted to determine the risk factors associated with cutaneous melanoma. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 210 patients with features of cutaneous melanoma. In all patients, history of sun exposure, family history, hair and eye colour was assessed. Sun burn was analyzed based on presence of painful erythema at the site of sun exposure. Natural color was considered for skin and eye colour. Results: Out of 210 patients, males were 80 and females were 130. The difference was non- significant (P- 0.1). Males had light hairs (50) and dark hairs (30) and females had light hairs (80) and dark hairs (50). Males had light coloured eyes (45) and dark coloured eye (35) and females have light coloured eyes (75) and dark coloured eye (55). In 60 males ephelides were not present and in 20 were present. In females, 40 had ephelides and 90 had not. The difference was significant (P- 0.01). In 15 males and 20 females, there was positive family history, in 55 males and 85 females, there was occupational exposure and in 60 males and 90 females, there was sun burn. The difference was significant (P- 0.01). Conclusion: Cutaneous melanoma is most commonly seen in sun exposed area of the body. Common occurrence is back in males and legs on women. Risk factors are family history, sun burn etc. Key words: Cutaneous melanoma, Ephelides, Sun burn

 
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