The "Ugly Duckling" Sign: An Early Melanoma Recognition Tool For Clinicians and the Public

Alon Scope, MD; Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD


The Melanoma Letter. 2007;25(3):1-3. 

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By broadening the definition of what constitutes an "ugly duckling" and teaching this to clinicians and the lay public, we may have a new, more complete message to convey to achieve early MM detection, namely, "If you spot an ugly duckling (outlier) lesion or a lesion manifesting the ABCDEs, see a dermatologist without delay."


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