Zosteriform metastases from colon carcinoma: an unusual pattern

  • Paula Maio | paulamaio@gmail.com Department of Dermalology and Venereology, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Cristina Amaro Department of Dermalology and Venereology, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Ana Rodrigues Department of Dermalology and Venereology, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Adelaide Milheiro Department of Pathology, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jorge Cardoso Department of Dermalology and Venereology, Hospital de Curry Cabral, Lisbon, Portugal.

Abstract

Cutaneous metastases of internal malignancies occur infrequently and the zosteriform spread of the skin lesions represents a rare entity. We report here a case of cutaneous metastases from a colon carcinoma clinically mimicked Herpes varicella-zoster. The literature is also reviewed.

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2012-12-18
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Keywords:
cutaneous metastases, zosteriform, skin-homing mechanisms
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Maio, P., Amaro, C., Rodrigues, A., Milheiro, A., & Cardoso, J. (2012). Zosteriform metastases from colon carcinoma: an unusual pattern. Dermatology Reports, 4(1), e9. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2012.e9