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Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple:It Could Also Be An Apocrine Lesion

  • Beware when looking at an hyperkeratosis lesion on the nipple and discount it as being a simple eczematous rash.
  • Not only can Paget’s disease be missed but also other lesions such as apocrine tumors such as Syringocystadenoma papilliferum as reported in this case report.

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Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

Source of information: Syringocystadenoma papilliferum developing over hyperkeratosis of the nipple in a pregnant woman. Ghazeeri G, Abbas O. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Apr;70(4):e84-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.11.020.