Conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with hemodialysis-related porphyria cutanea tarda

Aydingoez I. E. , Mansur A. T. , Ercin Z.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.33, no.5, pp.360-363, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2006.00083.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-363


Hemodialysis-related porphyria cutanea tarda (HRPCT) is characterized by porphyria-like blisters on sun-exposed parts of the face, arms and hands due to elevated porphyrin levels. Conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is a rare cancer that typically occurs on the sun-damaged ocular surface of elderly male patients. Herein, we report a case of CSCC in a 72-year-old patient who had been on hemodialysis for 8 years, and had been followed up with a diagnosis of HRPCT for 3 years. To our knowledge, this is the first case report documenting an association between HRPCT and CSCC, which may reflect a pathogenetic process connecting them.