Plattenepithelkarzinom als komplikation des lupus vulgaris

Translated title of the contribution: Squamous cell carcinoma as a complication of lupus vulgaris

R. Betti, E. Tolomio, R. Vergani, C. Crosti

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Lupus vulgaris represents a type of cutaneous tuberculosis that, if not correctly treated, presents a progressive chronic development whose long-term complications include cutaneous neoplasms. We report on a 55-year-old man presenting a 10-year-old ulcerated and bleeding lupus vulgaris lesion on the left cheek containing a squamous cell carcinoma. Reviewing the literature, we search for possible causes of delay in diagnosis that even now allowed therapy only after discovery of the tumoral complication.

Translated title of the contributionSquamous cell carcinoma as a complication of lupus vulgaris
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Lupus vulgaris
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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