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J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Nov;132(11):2497-9. doi: 10.1038/jid.2012.323.

Does a history of eczema predict a future basal cell carcinoma?

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  • 1Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.


Dyer et al. (this issue) assess the risk of new basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in the Veterans Affairs topical tretinoin chemoprevention trial, which included individuals with a history of at least two prior keratinocyte carcinomas. In addition to known risk factors for a future BCC, such as number of prior BCCs, a history of eczema and lower education levels were also associated with greater risk.

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