Verruca Vulgaris and Radiation Exposure Are Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Finger

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Abstract

background.

Factors associated with the development of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the finger are verruca vulgaris, radiation exposure, burns, and arsenic ingestion,

objectives.

We wish to further document the relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and roentgen exposure to squamous cell carcinoma of the finger.

methods.

A retrospective study of 32 cases of digital squamous cell carcinoma seen at UCLA Medical Center was performed.

results.

Ten patients (31%) had histories ofverrucae at the site of the carcinoma. Eight patients (25%) had histories of x-ray therapy to the hand.

conclusion.

Our study further supports the association of verruca vulgaris and radiation exposure in the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the finger.

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