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Fatal pediatric melanomas diverse in presentation

Key clinical point: Fatal pediatric melanomas are rare but clinically diverse diseases.

Major finding: Of 38 fatalities, 7 (19%) were in children of Hispanic or Latino heritage.

Study details: Multicenter retrospective study of 38 fatal pediatric melanomas.

Disclosures: The study was supported by a Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Study Support grant and Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Pilot award. Dr. Hawryluk is supported by the Dermatology Foundation and the Harvard Medical School Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship award. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Hawryluk EB et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul 1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.1010.