Detecting skin cancer: paraneoplastic skin diseases

Skin Cancer
09/07/2020

Gualtieri B and Hertl M. Internist (Berl) 2020 - Review.

ABSTRACT

Skin diseases represent the second most common paraneoplastic manifestations after endocrine disorders. Paraneoplastic dermatoses may arise as the first clinical sign of occult malignancies, or manifest during the course of a previously diagnosed neoplasm. Dermatoses belonging to the group of obligate paraneoplastic syndromes manifest only in the presence of underlying malignancies. Other skin diseases may be associated with malignancy in a subset of patients.