Medline ® Abstract for Reference 34
of 'Cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancy'
Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (Bazex syndrome) occurring with acquired ichthyosis in Hodgkin's disease.
Lucker GP, Steijlen PM
Br J Dermatol. 1995;133(2):322.
We report a patient who exhibited two paraneoplastic skin disorders, acrokeratosis paraneoplastica and acquired ichthyosis, in association with Hodgkin disease. Treatment of the Hodgkin's disease resulted in rapid improvement of both skin disorders, confirming a causal relationship. The simultaneous presence of two paraneoplastic skin disorders suggests a common pathogenetic factor. Transforming growth factor alpha, produced by tumour cells, may play a part in the aetiopathogenesis of hyperproliferative paraneoplastic skin conditions.
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.