Blue light phototherapy of neonatal jaundice does not increase risk for melanocytic nevus development

Bauer, Jürgen, Büttner, Petra, Luther, Heike, Wiecker, Tine Sander, Möhrle, Matthias, and Garbe, Claus (2004) Blue light phototherapy of neonatal jaundice does not increase risk for melanocytic nevus development. Archives of Dermatology, 140 (4). pp. 493-494.

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Abstract

Number and type of melanocytic nevi are the most important risk factors for cutaneous melanoma development. Exposure to sunlight, sunburns, and a fair skin complexion are associated with nevus development in childhood. Phototherapy is the standard of care for the treatment of neonatal jaundice, which untreated might result in kernicterus with devastating neurologic injury. Efficient phototherapy rapidly reduces the serum bilirubin concentration. Blue lamps are most effective in reducing hyperbilirubinemia and are widely used. Their spectrum (380-550 nm) consists mainly of visible light with a peak at 450 nm and a minor component of UV light. The question raises whether this therapy has impact on nevus development. To our knowledge, this has not yet been investigated.

Item ID: 5809
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: jaundice; melanocytic nevi; phototherapy
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ISSN: 1538-3652
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 05:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920102 Cancer and Related Disorders @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 20%
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