Basal cell carcinoma simulating eczematous dermatitis

E. H. Florin, R. V. Kolbusz, Leonard Harry Goldberg

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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