Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Leishmania Scar

Robin Friedman, Sonali Hanson, Leonard H. Goldberg

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BACKGROUND. The appearance of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in chronic scar lesions of various etiologies has been reported. Here we present a case of SCC developing in a Leishmania scar after 59 years. OBSERVATIONS. An Iranian female presented with a SCC that arose when she was 3 years of age in a scar that was secondary to cutaneous Leishmania. CONCLUSIONS. SCC should be included as a rare but late sequela of cutaneous Leishmania.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1148-1149
Number of pages2
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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