Cutaneous signs of systemic disease
Developed in collaboration with the University of Auckland Goodfellow Unit in 2007.
Author: Hon A/Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2009.
Images have been sourced from the following:
- Hon Assoc Prof Amanda Oakley
- The Department of Dermatology, Health Waikato
- Prof Raimo Suhonen (Finland)
Signs of malignancyPrevious
- Recognise potential cutaneous signs of malignancy
Signs of internal malignancy
A group of rare cutaneous disorders are associated with internal cancer and are considered paraneoplastic syndromes. However, benign variants are more common for many of these conditions.
Malignancy as a sign of internal disease
Some malignant skin tumours may indicate the presence of an internal cancer.
Look for cutaneous signs of malignancy in your patients with cancer.