Abstract

STUDY OF DERMATOLOGICAL MANIFESTATION IN INTERNAL MALIGNANCIES

Author(s): Satyam Singh Jayant 1 , Sanjay Dhawale 2

Detecting cutaneous metastasis as early as possible is very important, not only for diagnosis, but also for the treatment of the primary tumor. OBJECTIVE Present study was aimed to find out various clinical types of cutaneous manifestation in patients of internal malignancy and to study various cutaneous complications of chemotherapeutic agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hundred patients with internal malignancies involving various organs were studied from 2006 to 2007. Detailed history, thorough cutaneous and systemic examination was carried out. Liver function test and hematological investigation were also performed. RESULTS There were 56% males, and maximum number of cases (24%) was from the age group of 41-50 years and low socioeconomic class (51%). Maximum cases (43%) were addicted to one or more agents. Paraneoplastic syndrome was most common among population in that clubbing was the most common. Maximum cases developed dermatoses after manifestation of sign and symptoms of malignancy. CONCLUSION Cutaneous metastases become important to identify to prevent internal visceral metastase