Carcinoma Misdiagnosis

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Carcinoma misdiagnosed as acne Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. Acne is a common skin disease characterized by blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and their sebaceous gland. The similarities in presentation and localization between BCC and acne may cause misdiagnosis. Researchers from Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Denmark reported a case of 53‐year‐old Caucasian male. He was presented with a subcutaneous swelling in his right axilla, which had been progressing over a 6‐month period. His history revealed presence of multiple small BCCs in the face and torso and also reported development of the acne at the age of 45 years and was successfully treated with systemic isotretinoin
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