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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 342030, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/342030
Case Report

Multiple Pigmented Bowen’s Disease: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma

1Department of Dermatology, Shri Rammurti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Nainital Road, Bareilly 243006, India
2Pediatric Oncology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Shri Rammurti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Nainital Road, Bareilly 243006, India

Received 8 August 2012; Accepted 26 September 2012

Academic Editors: J. Itami and D. Yin

Copyright © 2012 Pratik Gahalaut et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bowens' disease (BD) is a precancerous condition of skin and/or mucosa with a predilection towards sun-exposed areas. Extensive literature research failed to reveal any case of multiple pigmented BD in type V Fitzpatrick skin. Multiple BD is a therapeutic challenge with a tendency to recur. Here we present an otherwise healthy Indian male having multiple pigmented lesions of BD on sun-protected sites of the body mimicking malignant melanoma. These lesions were refractory to treatment with different modalities. This paper is an attempt to review the available literature regarding the pigmented variant of multiple BD. Rationale for a therapeutic trial of UVB therapy for multiple arsenic induced BD is also discussed.