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Sunlight Exposure and Skin Thickness Measurements as a Function of Age: Risk Factors for Melanoma

  • Akram Elmahdy
  • Howard I. Maibach
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Abstract

Epidermal thickness is used for studying tissue weight, protein, and/or DNA content since epidermal metabolism occurs at the level of single keratinocytes [1] and varies significantly over anatomic sites but not significantly from person to person [2]. Epidermal thickness is greater in males than in females [2] and can be further evaluated in regard to risk factors for melanoma. In fact, centuries ago, heliotherapy via intense sun exposure was used to treat illness [3].

Keywords

Cutaneous Melanoma Skin Thickness Sunlight Exposure Melanoma Risk Indoor Tanning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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