Eruptive acral lentigines - A new paraneoplastic sign?

Ronni Wolf*, Jasna Lipozenčić, Zvi Segal, Batya Davidovici

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Cutaneous signs may be the first indications of an internal disease. Any definitive sign of a neoplastic disease is of special importance since early diagnosis and early treatment may make a telling difference in improving prognosis. Presented is a 68-year-old patient with advanced stage melanoma that was associated with the appearance of multiple acral lentigines. The exact time-course of onset of the lentigines in relation to the formation of the melanoma could not be established. However, from the information we could take out of our patient, it is clear that the lentigines had appeared either shortly before or after the appearance of the melanoma. In conclusion we suggest that the present case represents a new paraneoplastic sign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalActa Dermatovenerologica Croatica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Eruptive acral lentigines
  • Paraneoplastic dermatosis
  • Paraneoplastic sign


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