Paraneoplastic acrokeratosis

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Paraneoplastic acrokeratosis
Other names: Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica of Bazex and Acrokeratosis neoplastica)[1]

Paraneoplastic acrokeratosis, or Bazex syndrome is a cutaneous condition characterized by psoriasiform changes of hands, feet, ears, and nose, with involvement of the nails and periungual tissues being characteristic and indistinguishable from psoriatic nails. The condition is associated with carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract.[2]: 665 

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This was first reported by the French dermatologist, Andre Bazex (1911–1988), in 1945. Contrary to some publications, he did not die in 1944, as a victim of the Battle for France, but instead, was alive and well and continued his research on skin diseases up until his retirement in 1980.[3]

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  3. Eric Ehrsam (February 20, 2008). "Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica in a 45-yr-old man". Archived from the original on September 17, 2019. Retrieved December 7, 2020.

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