MICHAEL FRIEDLAND, M.D.; ASHOK BAJRACHARYA, M.D.; ZALMEN ARLIN, M.D.
To the editor: A recent article by Roach (1) described a partial response to isotretinoin in a patient with metastatic malignant eccrine poroma. We recently treated a patient with this disease with the regimen described by Roach, but without response.
A 53-year-old woman developed a posterior chest wall mass in 1980 and after initial local treatment remained asymptomatic. In February 1982 she received radiation therapy for a local skin recurrence. In September 1982 she developed a further recurrence in the skin of the left breast and left posterior chest wall and was treated with additional radiation therapy and topical fluorouracil.
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FRIEDLAND M, BAJRACHARYA A, ARLIN Z. Malignant Eccrine Poroma and Isotretinoin. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:614. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-4-614
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(4):614.
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