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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Melanoma

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Melanoma includes:

  • Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common type of melanoma. It is usually flat and irregular in shape and color, with varying shades of black and brown. It may occur at any age or body site, and is most common in Caucasians
  • Nodular melanoma usually starts as a raised area that is dark blackish-blue or bluish-red, although some are without color
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma usually occurs in the elderly. It is most common in sun-damaged skin on the face, neck, and arms. The abnormal skin areas are usually large, flat, and tan with intermixed areas of brown
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma is the least common form of melanoma. It usually occurs on the palms, soles, or under the nails and is more common in African Americans

Other underlying conditions related to Melanoma:

Source: Diseases Database

Melanoma as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Melanoma as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Melanoma as a complication includes:

Melanoma as a symptom:

Conditions listing Melanoma as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

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About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Melanoma, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Melanoma. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Melanoma. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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