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Merkel cell carcinoma incidence is increasing in Sweden.

Journal article
Authors Oscar Zaar
Martin Gillstedt
B Lindelöf
Ann-Marie Wennberg Larkö
John Paoli
Published in Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
Volume 30
Issue 10
Pages 1708–1713
ISSN 1468-3083
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Dermatology and Venereology
Pages 1708–1713
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1111/jdv.13698
Subject categories Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare aggressive neuroectodermal skin cancer with a high recurrence rate and a high mortality rate. Risk factors for MCC are reported to include high age, UV exposure, Caucasian skin type and immunosuppression. The incidence is reported to be increasing.

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