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Paget disease of the male breast


Paget disease of the breast is an uncommon tumor ofthe nipple-areola complex that usually presents as anerythematous and erosive lesion. We report the caseof a 61-year-old man that presented with a three-yearhistory of an erythematous lesion of the right areola,first treated with topical corticosteroids withoutbenefit. He was then referred to our dermatologydepartment and the clinical suspicion of Paget diseasewas considered. The diagnosis was later confirmed bybiopsy. This case report highlights the importanceof clinical recognition of this entity along with otherdiseases that mimic these skin changes in order toallow earlier diagnosis and proper follow-up.

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