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February 1985

Hypercalcemia in Association With Cutaneous Squamous Cell CarcinomaOccurrence as a Late Complication of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Kuhlman and Callen) and Internal Medicine (Drs Sparks and Prieto), University of Louisville.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(2):243-246. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660020101028

• Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa. We treated a case of hidradenitis-associated squamous cell carcinoma with metastases to the inguinal lymph nodes. Hypercalcemia also occurred, possibly in relation to the secretion of a hormonelike substance by the tumor. Chemotherapy with bleomycin sulfate, methotrexate sodium, and cisplatin led to tumor regression and control of the hypercalcemia.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:243-246)