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Paget's disease of the breast in a male with lymphomatoid papulosis: a case report

Dina Fouad

Author Affiliations

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:43  doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-43

Published: 28 January 2011

Abstract

Introduction

Paget's disease is an eczematous skin change of the nipple that is usually associated with an underlying breast malignancy. Male breast cancer represents only 1-3% of all breast malignancies and Paget's disease remains very rare.

Case presentation

We present the case of a 67-year-old Caucasian man with lymphomatoid papulosis who was diagnosed with Paget's disease of the nipple and who was treated successfully with surgery alone. We discuss the presentation, investigations, management and pathogenesis of Paget's disease of the nipple.

Conclusion

The case highlights the need to be vigilant when new skin lesions arise in the context of an underlying chronic skin disorder.