Joshua Omotoso

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We evaluated all the albinos with a histologic diagnosis of skin cancer seen in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria, during the 7-year period, (January 2001 to December 2007). The ages, sex, clinical presentation/site(s), number of lesions per patient, type of skin cancer, treatment, outcome and follow up were analyzed. This was(More)
Background: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the commonest malignancy among Caucasians in Europe, North America, and Australia. This study attempted to identify the prevalence, risk factors, and outcome of management of this problem in our region. Methods: All the patients with histologic diagnosis of BCC presenting to the University of Calabar Teaching(More)
In Nigeria, Tanzania and Togo, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the commonest skin malignancy. This is in contrast with the Caucasians in Europe, North America and Australia where basal cell carcinoma accounts for 70–80% of skin cancer. Risk factors vary with race, geographic region and site of lesion. We present this study to highlight the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatologic malignancies are among the most common form of cancer. However, dark-skinned individuals of African descent are said to be far less likely than fair-skinned individuals to develop skin cancer. Significant differences in the pattern of skin malignancy have also been observed in different regions of Africa. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
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