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Melanoma and pigmentation of the leptomeninges in Ugandan Africans
  1. M. G. Lewis
  1. Pathology Department, Makerere Medical College, Kampala, Uganda


    A case of leptomeningeal melanoma in an African child of 7 years is presented together with a survey of pigmentation in the normal African brain.

    There is a direct relationship between the depth of pigment of the leptomeninges and the skin in Ugandan Africans, suggesting that similar factors operate in the control of melanocytes in these two sites.

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