Keratoacanthomas: Overview and comparison between Houston and Minneapolis experiences

Irene J. Vergilis-kalner, Yana Kriseman, Leonard Harry Goldberg

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Abstract

Keratoacanthomas represent approximately 1% of skin malignancies treated in a Mohs practice in Houston, TX. The authors compared the age of onset, sex, location and month of prevalence of keratoacanthomas between Houston, TX and Minneapolis, MN. An earlier age of presentation was observed in men in Houston (65.9 years) versus in women (71.3 years) or in men and women in Minneapolis (71 years). There was a predominance of facial tumors in Texas males compared to females and tumors seen in Minneapolis. The tumors occurred more frequently during the winter months in Houston, TX versus June, November and December in Minneapolis, MN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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