Volume 11, Issue 42 (12-2004)                   RJMS 2004, 11(42): 653-658 | Back to browse issues page

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Mehrvar A, Abdi A, Adeli B. A Case Report of Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC) in a Five-Year-Old Child with Failure to Thrive. RJMS 2004; 11 (42) :653-658
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma(SCC) is a rare disease. The main cause of SCC is a genetic deficiency in repairing DNA that has been damaged by ultraviolet(UV) radiation. Xeroderma pigmentosum is one of the diseases that occurs with genetic deficiency in children. The patient of the present study was a five-year-old girl who faced with brown ulcerated mass between her two eyebrows at the age of four. Xeroderma pigmentosum was diagnosed by biopsy when she was 6 months old. The ulcerated mass was SCC. Patients’ skin disorder was diagnosed to be xeroderma pigmentosum which is a genetic disease. Although the patient was five years old, she did not have appropriate weight and stature.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatric Disease

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