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What are the different types of Bowen's disease?

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In that area, Bowen’s disease may be called one of the following: Bowenoid papulosis:

  • This affects both men and women and causes lesions in the genital area that can last from 2 weeks to several years.
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat: This affects the tip of a man’s penis. It may cause ulcers as well as discharge, bleeding, itching, or pain when peeing.
  • Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN): In women, it may cause velvety, bright red patches that itch or burn. The itching can become severe.

From: What Is Bowen’s Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/9/2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What are basal and squamous cell skin cancers?”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Bowen’s Disease.” 

Mayo Clinic: “Fluorouracil (Topical Route),” “Imiquimod.”

National Association of Rare Disorders: “Bowen’s Disease.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Bowenoid Papulosis.”

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Mohs Micrographic Surgery: An Overview.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “What are basal and squamous cell skin cancers?”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Bowen’s Disease.” 

Mayo Clinic: “Fluorouracil (Topical Route),” “Imiquimod.”

National Association of Rare Disorders: “Bowen’s Disease.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Bowenoid Papulosis.”

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Mohs Micrographic Surgery: An Overview.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

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