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Mutilating Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Complication of an Early Plaque of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.356

ABSTRACT

Cutaneous Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of non-melanotic skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma (BCC). It is a well-known complication of DLE and usually favours the depigmented lesions located over sun-exposed areas. The clinical course of this complication may be aggressive, with a high risk of mortality. Literature describes numerous case reports of SCC complicating the lesions of DLE but mutilating SCC is rarely mentioned. Here in, we report a rare case of mutilating squamous cell carcinoma arising in an early (2 years duration) lesion of DLE.

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Feb, 2016

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