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Adolescent Girl with Down Syndrome and Lumbar Cutaneous Melanoma


Address correspondence to Daniel Satgé, M.D., Ph.D., Service d’Anatomie et cytologie pathologique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, 42055 Saint Etienne Cedex, France, or e-mail:


Abstract:  Melanoma has rarely been reported in people with Down syndrome, and its frequency in this condition has not been clearly established. We report a 19-year-old woman with Down syndrome and lumbar melanoma. This possible association must be kept in mind.