Indian Journal of Dermatology
  Publication of IADVL, WB
  Official organ of AADV
Indexed with Science Citation Index (E) , Web of Science and PubMed
 
Users online: 1889  
Home About  Editorial Board  Current Issue Archives Online Early Coming Soon Guidelines Subscriptions  e-Alerts    Login  
    Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 193-194

Squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with vitiligo of photo-covered skin


1 Department of Dermatology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Anandloke Hospital and Neurosciences Centre, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Kumar Agarwal
G2, Block A, Vandana Apartment, New Milanpally, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal - 734 005
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.127685

Rights and Permissions

Ultraviolet radiation is an important risk factor for the development of skin cancers. Melanin is known to protect the skin against harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Hence, vitiligo patients are at higher risk of developing such malignancies. But few reports of occurrence of skin cancers in vitiligo lesions suggest that their occurrence in vitiligo is rare. There are reports of development of Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in vitiligo lesions, following long-term Psoralen and Ultraviolet-A (PUVA) therapy. But there are no reports of occurrence of SCC in a vitiligo patch located in photo-covered area. We describe a patient with SCC in a vitiligo patch present in photo-covered skin.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2170    
    Printed41    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded71    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal