Survivors of polio epidemics from the 1940s and 1950s make up a significant proportion of the US patient population. In addition to morbidity secondary to paralytic polio and postpolio syndrome, an association with malignant neoplasm has been proposed.1 We present a case of skin cancers arising in a patient with polio to further strengthen this possible association.
Vu J, Bangert S, Hebert AA. Skin Cancer Presenting as a Nonhealing Wound: The Association of Polio and Skin Cancer. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(10):1331-1344. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.10.1338-b