Tanning bed exposure and multiple early-onset basal cell carcinoma
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A man in his late 30s presented with multiple slightly erythematous small patches that had developed on his trunk. On clinical and dermoscopic examination, these lesions were compa - tible with basal cell carcinomas. The patient had a 10-year history of extensive use of UVA tanning lamps for aesthetic purposes. This suggests a link between UVA exposure and basal cell carcinoma development. Here, we review the possible pathogenetic mechanisms which could be operative in the UVA mediated basal cell carcino ma development.
KEY WORDS: UVA; basal cell carcinoma; skin cancer.