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March 1980

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Lesions of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus in Black Persons

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology (Drs Keith and Kelly), Martin Luther King, Jr, General Hospital (Dr Chhabra), and the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School (Drs Kelly and Chhabra), Los Angeles. Dr Sumrall is in private practice in Indianapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(3):315-317. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640270075019

• Squamous cell carcinoma developing in lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus is rare. This article describes two patients, one with a carcinoma of the scalp and one with carcinoma of the upper lip. A review of the literature on squamous cell carcinoma in black persons as well as squamous cell carcinoma of the upper lip is presented.

(Arch Dermatol 116:315-317, 1980)

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