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March 1947

BASAL CELL EPITHELIOMA IN A PSORIATIC PATCH

Author Affiliations

Attending Dermatologist and Syphilologist, Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons NEW YORK; DES MOINES, IOWA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(3):375-378. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520030068010
Abstract

BECAUSE of the rarity of epitheliomatous change developing in psoriatic disease, it is felt that a case recently observed is of interest to report.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  A white man aged 43 was first seen on Sept. 29, 1945. He was admitted to the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital for treatment of an eruption that involved the scalp, face, trunk, back and legs, which he first noticed at the age of 12. Since its first appearance he had not been free from it for any length of time. At the age of 21 the eruption practically covered the entire face and the trunk, and he received external palliative treatment. The patient was returned from overseas for psychiatric study. During this survey it was observed that he had psoriasis. A patch on the right side of the body, just beneath the

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