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December 1970

Skin Markers of Malignancy

Author Affiliations

La Jolla, Calif

From the Division of Dermatology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(6):680-692. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000120098020

Skin changes may accompany or precede internal malignancy. Some associations reflect immune changes in the patient as a response to the neoplasm, and others have a common origin in the neoplastic process. The significance of the association varies from no more than chance up to a valuable help in diagnosis of the pathology. The nature and site of the most likely neoplasm can often be suggested, and sometimes the prognosis can also be forecast.