Superficial basal cell carcinoma typically presents as an erythematous, scaling, mildly infiltrated patch, which may have a 'pearly' border. Because these lesions share some of the clinical features of dermatitis, they are occasionally misdiagnosed for many years. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma of thirteen years' duration that presented clinically as eczematous dermatitis. We believe that this reaffirms the importance of histologic examination of long-standing skin lesions that fail to respond to standard therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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