Basal cell carcinoma in five albino Africans from the south-eastern equatorial rain forest of Nigeria.

@article{Asuquo2007BasalCC,
  title={Basal cell carcinoma in five albino Africans from the south-eastern equatorial rain forest of Nigeria.},
  author={Maurice Efana Asuquo and Pius Agweye and Gabriel Ugare and Godwin Abeng Ebughe},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={754-6}
}
BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cutaneous malignancy in the white population and occurs infrequently in dark-pigmented individuals. Albinism is an established risk factor for skin cancer in black Africans. METHODS We evaluated the clinical histories and treatment outcomes of patients with a histologic diagnosis of BCC, who were seen at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria between January 2000 and December 2004. RESULTS Five albino Nigerians… CONTINUE READING

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