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European Journal of Dermatology

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Successful imiquimod treatment of multiple basal cell carcinomas after radiation therapy for Hodgkin’s disease Volume 15, issue 1, January-February 2005

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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 31, 8091 Zurich SwitzerlandFax. (+41) 1 255 89 88., Department of Oncology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

We present a case of a 55-year-old male patient who developed five basal cell carcinomas 23 years after radiation therapy of Hodgkin’s disease. In 1980 he received radiation therapy twice. Due to relapses, he was treated with aggressive polychemotherapy and underwent autologous stem cell transplantation, which then led to complete remission. Until now he is in complete remission. However, multiple superficial basal cell carcinomas have developed on irradiation fields that have been successfully treated by imiquimod.