Clinical and Laboratory Investigations
Multiple Large Solar Lentigos on the Upper Back as Clinical Markers of Past Severe Sunburn: A Case-Control StudyDerancourt C.a · Bourdon-Lanoy E.b · Grob J.-J.c · Guillaume J.-C.d · Bernard P.a · Bastuji-Garin S.b
aDepartment of Dermatology, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Université de Reims, Reims, bDepartment of Public Health, Hôpital Henri-Mondor, AP-HP, Paris 12 University, Créteil, cDepartment of Dermatology, Hôpital Sainte-Marguerite, AP-HM, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, and dDepartment of Dermatology, Hôpital Pasteur, Colmar, France
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Background: Multiple solar lentigos commonly seen on the upper back and shoulders of adults are classically considered as a sign of photodamage, although epidemiological studies are scarce. Aim: To assess whether these lesions are clinical markers of past severe sunburn. Methods: A case-control study in two outpatient dermatology clinics in French university hospitals. Past episodes of moderate and severe sunburn were compared between 145 adult patients with multiple solar lentigos on the upper back and 145 matched controls. Results: In multivariate analysis adjusted for potential confounders, recalled episodes of sunburn during childhood, adolescence and adulthood were independently associated with the presence of multiple solar lentigos (adjusted odds ratios, 95% confidence intervals: 2.3 (1.1–5.2) and 28.1 (10.4–75.6) for moderate and severe sunburn, respectively). Conclusion: Multiple solar lentigos on the upper back and shoulders of adults are potential clinical markers of past severe sunburn which may thus be used to identify a population at higher risk of developing cutaneous malignant melanoma.
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