Korean J Dermatol.  2008 Jul;46(7):996-998.

A Case of Systemic Sclerosis with Coincidental Lung Cancer

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gsjfirst@empal.com

Abstract

A 68-year-old male, who had presented with stiffness and thickening of the skin over a 2 year period, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The clinical manifestations, histopathological findings, and laboratory examinations were compatible with systemic sclerosis. Several studies have demonstrated an increased frequency of cancer, especially lung and breast cancer, in patients with systemic sclerosis but the association of systemic sclerosis with malignancy has been controversial. Herein we report a case of systemic sclerosis with coincidental lung cancer, with a review of literatures.

Keyword

Lung cancer; Malignancy; Systemic sclerosis
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