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Corresponding author. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Department of Radiation Oncology, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Office A-1312, Atlanta, GA 30322. E-mail address: drkhurram2000@gmail.com (M.K. Khan)

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Subject:

First case of Merkel cell carcinoma in a young patient with Sweet syndrome

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Advances in Radiation Oncology

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Volume 1, Number 2

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, Pages 122-126

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Abstract:

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous malignancy with a high propensity for regional lymph node metastasis and recurrence. Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis (Sweet syndrome) is an acute inflammatory skin eruption that is commonly associated with hematologic malignancies, but cases in association with solid tumors have also been reported.1 We present the first case of a 49-year-old female who experienced an acute flare up of Sweet syndrome during her initial diagnosis and subsequent treatment for MCC.

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