Disease Information for Bowen disease

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bluish/black pigmentation/nails
Erosions
Genital lesions, female/Signs
Red Vulva Lesion
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Actinic keratosis
Erythroplasia of Queyrat
Associated Disease & Complications
Eyelid Cancer
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Carcinoma (ex)
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Definition

A persistent progressive non-elevated red scaly or crusted plaque which is due to an intradermal carcinoma and is potentially malignant. Atypical squamous cells proliferate through the whole thickness of the epidermis. The lesions may occur anywhere on the skin surface or on mucosal surfaces. The cause most frequently found is trivalent arsenic compounds. Freezing, cauterization or diathermy coagulation is often effective. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, pp2428-9)

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