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Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2023 Oct;40(5):642-646. doi: 10.5114/ada.2023.130523. Epub 2023 Aug 22.


INTRODUCTION: The relationship between rosacea and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is still not known. Almost all reports questioning the relation between BCC and rosacea are focused on rhinophyma.

AIM: To examine the possible connection of BCC and rosacea.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: 110 patients with BCC located on the face treated surgically in the Dermatosurgery Unit in 2020-2021 were included in the study. A trained dermatologist assessed the presence or absence of concomitant rosacea and assessed its severity according to the Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA).

RESULTS: Fifty-one (46.4%) subjects with BCC and concomitant clinically diagnosed rosacea were found. In our group 35.5% of women had BCC located on the cheeks, while in men most cancers were located on the nose (55%, n = 11), however this difference has not reached statistical significance.

CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of rosacea in our population was undoubtedly higher, comparing to the normative population. Both rosacea and BCC share the same risk factors - UV exposure, the potential association should not be neglected.

PMID:38028413 | PMC:PMC10646708 | DOI:10.5114/ada.2023.130523

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