October 2007

Skin Cancer Presenting as a Nonhealing Wound: The Association of Polio and Skin Cancer

Author Affiliations

Copyright 2007 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2007

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(10):1331-1344. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.10.1338-b

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.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview