Bowen's disease


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Related to Bowen's disease: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma

Bowen's disease

[′bō·ənz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Intraepithelial squamous-cell carcinoma of the skin, forming distinctive plaques.
A similar carcinoma occurring in mucous membranes.
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Bowen's disease (BD) is a pre-invasive squamous cell carcinoma in situ.
Also, 1(2%) had keratomalacia, 1(2%) patient requiring grafting had Bowen's disease and in 1(2%) patient there was exposed lateral rectus.
These include seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, and cutaneous malignancies such as Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) after sun exposure of over 20 to 30 years (2).
It can also arise in the precursor lesions such as Actinickeratosis, Bowen's disease, Leukoplakia or chronic ulcers/scars20.
Exposure to chronic low-dose arsenic is associated with an increased risk of epithelial cancers of the skin such as Bowen's disease, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and basal cell carcinomas (BCC).
Stante M, Giorgi VD, Massi D, Chiarugi A, Carli P: Pigmented Bowen's disease mimicking cutaneous melanoma: clinical and dermoscopic aspects.
This disorder, referred to as Bowen's disease, may be associated with a virus rather than sun exposure.
MMP-21 was expressed in actinic keratosis, Bowen's disease, pyoderma gangrenosum, lichen planus and all keratoacanthomas studied in the keratinocytes of the upper spiny layers of epidermis.
The 49-year-old spotted a dark red mark, which appeared slightly scabbed, on his chest just over a year ago and doctors confirmed it was Bowen's Disease ( a form of cancer which usually stays on the skin's surface.
Other symptoms were: conjunctional congestion; non-pitting swelling (oedema) of feet; hepatomegaly; spleenomegaly; ascites; Bowen's disease (suspected); and gangrene.