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Case of keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum treated with acitretin


Keratoacanthoma centrifugum marginatum (KCM) is a rare variant of keratoacanthoma (KA), characterised by a progressively expanding tumour with a lack of spontaneous remission and significant scarring. KCM has been reported previously in less than 50 cases worldwide. We present the case of a large solitary KCM on the right shin of a 71-year-old woman. This was treated successfully with oral acitretin for 16 months with sustained remission at 24 months. Our case provides further supporting evidence for acitretin as a useful treatment for KCM to induce remission, prevent extensive surgery and minimise destructive scarring.

  • dermatology
  • skin cancer

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