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Teaching non-specialist health care professionals how to identify the atypical mole syndrome phenotype: a multinational study.

Abstract:

The atypical mole syndrome (AMS) phenotype is the strongest known risk factor for cutaneous melanoma but recognition of the phenotype has been claimed to be problematic and to require specialist assessment. This study determined the ability of previously unskilled doctors and nurses in five countries to recognize the phenotype after brief training. The system used was the AMS scoring system. This incorporates melanocytic naevus counts, clinical atypia of naevi and distribution of naevi. The a...

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Bishop, JA More by this author
Bradburn, M More by this author
Bergman, W More by this author
Osterlind, A More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of dermatology
Volume:
142
Issue:
2
Pages:
331-337
Publication date:
2000-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
URN:
uuid:c2dae437-6f4d-482e-8906-83051857f182
Source identifiers:
110948
Local pid:
pubs:110948

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