paraneoplastic acrokeratosis

par·a·ne·o·plas·tic ac·ro·ker·a·to·sis

a rare nail dystrophy with acral erythema and scaling associated with upper respiratory or upper alimentary cancer.
Synonym(s): Bazex syndrome


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Bazex syndrome - lesions of an eczematous or psoriatic nature seen in patients with upper respiratory tract or digestive tract carcinomas. Synonym(s): paraneoplastic acrokeratosis
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Paraneoplastic acrokeratosis (Bazex syndrome) has been associated with many cancers caused by tobacco use, including neoplasia of the lower lip, tongue, esophagus, pharyngolaryngeal region, and upper third of the lung.

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