Malignancy associated genodermatoses


Evans S. E.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.47, pp.103-110, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.47.s18
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-110

Abstract

The cutaneous features of some genetic diseases that manifest during childhood might be the first signs of predisposition to cancer; therefore, early recognition of such clinical findings as well as necessary follow-up are vital. This review focuses in particular on nevoid basal cell carcinoma, Cowden syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, tuberous sclerosis, Peutz-Jegher's syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita, and xeroderma pigmentosum. These genodermatoses, are characterised by predisposition to skin cancer or cancer in other organs; as such this review aimed to highlight their diagnostic clinical features.