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Giant congenital melanocytic nevus in a Cameroonian child: a case report

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Title
Giant congenital melanocytic nevus in a Cameroonian child: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1707-y
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Francky Teddy Endomba, Charlie Romain Mbega, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Saint-Just N. Petnga

Abstract

Giant congenital melanocytic nevus is a very rare condition characterized by a large skin lesion and an increased risk of complications like neurocutaneous melanosis and malignant transformation. Reports of giant congenital melanocytic nevus are scarce in the sub-Saharan African literature and here we present a case of this disease in a Cameroonian adolescent. A 12-year-old Cameroonian girl from the "Baka" ethnic group, with no relevant family and medical histories presented with a progressively extensive brownish-black nodular hypertrophic skin lesion of approximately 45 cm, which she had had since she was 2-days old. The lesion covered her entire back giving an appearance of "turtle child", which was highly suggestive of a giant congenital melanocytic nevus. She was booked in for a surgical intervention organized by a health campaign within her community. Meanwhile she was provided with psychological support and her family was counseled on warning signs of complications which would warrant an urgent consultation. Here we presented a case of giant congenital melanocytic nevus, apparently the first in the Cameroonian literature. In view of the potential severe complications as well as psychological trauma of this pathology, we draw clinicians' attention to this extremely rare but real pathology in our country, for a timely diagnosis and management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Librarian 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 9 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 37%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2018.
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#7,569,350
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#571
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#138,012
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