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A rare case of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and verruciform xanthoma.

Orpin, S D and Scott, I C and Rajaratnam, R and Colloby, P S and Heagerty, A (2009) A rare case of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and verruciform xanthoma. Clinical and experimental dermatology, 34 (1). pp. 49-51. ISSN 1365-2230. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

A 33-year-old man with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa presented with a 3-month history of an enlarging mass within scarring on the posterior aspect of the right shoulder. The clinical appearance of the mass with an almost cobbled, verrucous surface, and its rapid evolution suggested the development of a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in a chronically scarred site. Histopathological examination of a biopsy taken from the lesion subsequently revealed it to be a verruciform xanthoma. This case shows that benign phenomena can mimic SCC and underlines the need for a biopsy to be taken promptly.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WR Skin. Dermatology
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Dermatology
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Depositing User: Sophie Rollason
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 10:32
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/179

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