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April 1984

Acrokeratosis Paraneoplastica (Bazex' Syndrome)

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and Venereology (Drs Jacobsen and Brandrup) and Pathology (Dr Jensen), Odense (Denmark) University Hospital; and Internal Medicine (Drs Abildtrup and Laursen), Svendborg (Denmark) Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(4):502-504. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650400084018

• A 63-year-old man had acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (Bazex' syndrome) characterized by violaceous erythema and scaling of the fingers, toes, nose, and aural helices. Severe nail dystrophy was present. Extensive examination of the patient for malignant neoplasms a few months after the initial appearance of the skin changes disclosed no abnormalities, but one year after onset, an epidermoid carcinoma of the lung was found.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:502-504)