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Published: 17/10/2014

New article: Chronic allergic contact dermatitis promotes skin cancer

This case report describes a woman who had a metal rod inserted due to a broken ankle. After surgery, she developed a skin lesion that wouldn't heal, and was subsequently diagnosed with nickel allergy. As the rod contained nickel, it was removed. The lesion still didn't heal and later invasive squamous cell carcinoma developed on the site. Using an animal model, the authors demonstrated that prolonged skin allergy markedly enhances the development of skin cancer at the skin site exposed to a carcinogen. Read the full article here.

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