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Friday, 1 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 65

Sonny, an African American noticed an appearance of a dark spot under a toenail. This is a typical presentation of what kind of melanoma?
    A. Lentigo maligna
    B. Nodular melanoma
    C. Amelanotic melanoma
    D. Acral lentiginous melanoma

Correct Answer: D. Acral lentiginous melanoma

Acral lentiginous melanoma, the most common form of melanoma seen in people of color, usually appears in hard-to-spot places such as under the fingernails or toenails, on the palms of the hands, or soles of the feet.

Option A: Lentino maligna typically occurs on sun-damaged skin on the face, ears, arms, or upper torso.
Option B: Nodular melanoma will have a tumor that grows rapidly deeper into the skin than any other type and is most frequently found on the torso, legs, and arms, as well as the scalp in older men.
Option C: Amelanotic melanoma is a type of melanoma where the cancer cells do not produce melanin or pigment. It usually appears as a pink or red spot on the skin.

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