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Histological Review of Skin cancers in African Albinos: A 10-year Retrospective Review.

Kiprono, S. K., Chaula, B. M. and Beltraminelli, H. (2014) Histological Review of Skin cancers in African Albinos: A 10-year Retrospective Review. BMC cancer, 14 (1). p. 157. ISSN 1471-2407

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Abstract

Skin cancer is rare among Africans and albinism is an established risk for skin cancer in this population. Ultraviolet radiation is highest at the equator and African albinos living close to the equator have the highest risk of developing skin cancers. This was a retrospective study that involved histological review of all specimens with skin cancers from African albinos submitted to The Regional Dermatology Training Center in Moshi, Tanzania from 2002 to 2011. A total of 134 biopsies from 86 patients with a male to female ratio of 1:1 were reviewed. Head and neck was the commonest (n = 75, 56.0%) site affected by skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was more common than basal cell carcinoma (BCC) with a ratio of 1.2:1. Only one Acral lentiginous melanoma was reported. Majority (55.6%) of SCC were well differentiated while nodular BCC (75%) was the most common type of BCC. Squamous cell carcinoma is more common than basal cell carcinoma in African albinos.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Albinos, African, Skin,Cancer
Subjects: Non-communicable disease (NCD) > Cancer
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 07:13
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 07:13
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/2596

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