Paula F Leis

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A 40-year-old Caucasian man presented to the dermatology clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, in February 2003, for the evaluation of three nonhealing ulcers. The patient's past medical history was significant for hypothyroidism and pulmonary sarcoidosis, the diagnosis of which was made in June 2000. In March 2000, the patient had(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomaviruses (HPV) have been implicated in the etiology of anogenital squamous epithelial tumors. Of the 65 HPV strains, subtypes HPV-16 and HPV-18 frequently are associated with malignant conditions and are capable of transforming keratinocytes in vitro. However, additional cellular changes are necessary to confer tumorigenicity to(More)
BACKGROUND In our Mohs surgery practice, a large number of basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) occurring on the neck were noted to be of the superficial type. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to examine a series of consecutive cases of BCC on the neck. METHODS We reviewed all cases of BCC on the neck that were treated in our Mohs surgery unit from 1988 to 1993.(More)
BACKGROUND Incidence rates of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) have been increasing for decades among Caucasian populations worldwide. Multiple factors identify persons at increased risk of CMM, including those with a family history of melanoma and those with atypical moles. Approximately 6-12% of melanomas are familial and approximately 12% of patients(More)
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