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May 1973

Bowen Disease of the Hand

Author Affiliations

New York

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Wagers, Shapiro, and Kroll) and pathology (Dr. Shapiro), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and the Dermatology and Pathology Services, Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(5):745-746. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620200059015

Two black women had Bowen disease of nonhair-bearing manual skin. These bring the total to nine of such cases in the literature. The seven other patients were white; four were men. The lesion of one of our patients allegedly appeared at age six, 14 years earlier than any of the previously reported cases.