What is the role of hypothyroidism in the etiology of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A retrospective study by Ahadiat et al suggested that an association exists between hypothyroidism and the development of cSCC, with the rate of cSCC patients in the study who had a preceding diagnosis of  hypothyroidism (23%) being significantly higher than the rate of people in the general population with hypothyroidism. [9]


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