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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 346-348

Concurrence of multiple cutaneous malignancies on sun-exposed vitiligo skin of a patient: A case report and review of the literature

The Second Affiliated Hospital And Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027, China

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Dr. Hai Ting Xu
Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_140_18

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There are very few published studies in the literature examining the association between vitiligo and skin cancers and only some anecdotal reports about phototherapy-associated nonmelanoma skin carcinoma (NMSC) in patients with vitiligo. Herein, we report a case of an 84-year-old male with widespread vitiligo with concurrent onset of two primary cutaneous malignancies in sun-exposed vitiligo skin. The association between vitiligo and NMSC deserves further assessment. Chronic sun damage might be a possible causative factor for the development of NMSC in the vitiligo patient.

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