Merkel cell carcinoma in patients with long-term ingestion of arsenic.

@article{Ho2005MerkelCC,
  title={Merkel cell carcinoma in patients with long-term ingestion of arsenic.},
  author={Sheng-Yow Ho and Yi-Chang James Tsai and Ming-Chin Lee and How-Ran Guo},
  journal={Journal of occupational health},
  year={2005},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={
          188-92
        }
}
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, mostly occurring late in life on sun-exposed body parts. Little is known about the specific etiological factors in the pathogenesis of MCC. A previous report indicated that arsenic exposure might cause MCC, which might be another specific type of skin cancer associated with arsenic exposure. On the southwest coast of Taiwan, high arsenic levels in artesian well water have been documented, and various diseases… CONTINUE READING
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