Basal cell epithelioma in a vaccination scar.

  • D E Hazelrigg
  • Published 1978 in International journal of dermatology


A 42-year-old woman developed a superficial basal cell epitheliol in a smallpox vaccination scar. After reviewing similar reports in the English literature, I believe any unusual change occurring in a vaccination scar, either simultaneously or years later, should be viewed as a possible malignancy and treated accordingly. 


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