Which clinical history findings are characteristic of cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Wafik S El-Deiry, MD, PhD  more...
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Itching is the most frequent paraneoplastic cutaneous manifestation. Herpes zoster, ichthyosis, [22] flushes, alopecia, or hypertrichosis also may be observed. Acanthosis nigricans and dermic melanosis are characterized by a blackish pigmentation of the skin and usually occur in patients with abdominal cancers, especially gastric neoplasms and adenocarcinomas. [23]


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