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Case report. Acral lentiginous melanoma or diabetic foot ulcer?

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Despite being the rarest form of cutaneous melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), is the most common type occurring on the lower extremity. Late presentation and delays in recognising the skin tumour contribute to its poor prognostic profile. This paper highlights a case in which an ALM was misdiagnosed as a diabetic foot ulcer. Practitioner awareness and education is the key to early recognition of this aggressive tumour.

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Bristow, Ivan and Metcalfe, Stuart (2008) Case report. Acral lentiginous melanoma or diabetic foot ulcer? The Diabetic Foot, 11, (1), pp. 28-35.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 58788
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58788
ISSN: 1462-2041
PURE UUID: a4400198-29c6-4a0e-b63f-98b73f95ecad

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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:26

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