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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000446864.26807.43
Features: Case Report

Cancers Mimicking Fungal Infections

Ladizinski, Barry MD; Alavi, Afsaneh MD; Jambrosic, Jay MD; Mistry, Nisha MD; Sibbald, R. Gary MD, MEd, BSc, FRCPC(Med Derm), MACP, FAAD, MAPWCA

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ABSTRACT: Primary and metastatic malignancies may occasionally mimic or coexist with cutaneous fungal infections. The authors report 3 cases of cancers that were initially presumed to be cutaneous fungal infections. Dermatologists should maintain a low threshold for skin biopsy in patients with persistent or refractory fungal infections.

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