Penile Cancer in a Man with Netherton Syndrome

Sumit Isharwal, Juan Carlos Manivel, Badrinath R Konety

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Netherton syndrome (NS) is a rare autosomal recessive skin disease with severe skin inflammation and scaling, a specific hair shaft defect (trichorrhexis invaginata or bamboo hair), and severe atopic manifestations including atopic dermatitis and hay fever with high serum immunoglobulin E levels and hypereosinophilia. NS is caused by loss-of-function mutations in serine protease inhibitor of Kazal-type 5 (SPINK5) encoding lympho-epithelial Kazal-type-related inhibitor (LEKTI) expressed in the stratified epithelia. We report the first case of penile squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with NS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e21-e22
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015

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