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Skin of sailor: cutis rhomboidalis nuchae, actinic keratosis, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Case report

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Chronic exposure to environmental ultraviolet radiation (UVR) plays a key role both in photocarcinogenesis and induction of accelerated skin ageing. Sailors commonly experience a significant number of cutaneous problems, related to the exposure to environmental factors due to their working conditions. Among these factors, sun exposure is able to determine both acute and chronic skin damage, mostly linked to the effects of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation on epidermal and dermal structures. We report a case of sailor with cutis rhomboidalis nuchae, solar elastosis, actinic keratosis (AK), numerous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the head and trunk.
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  • Department of General Surgery, District Hospital, Iława, Poland
  • Military Ambulatory, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka, Poland
  • Department of Dermato-Physiology, Apollonia University Iasi, Strada Muzicii nr 2, Iasi Romania
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