Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases.

R. Jaafar, I. Omar, A. J. Jidon, B. W. Wan-Khamizar, B. M. Siti-Aishah, S. H. Sharifah-Noor-Akmal

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    Abstract

    The association of arsenical poisoning with the development of skin cancer is well-known. In Malaysia, arsenic has been shown to coexist with tin in tin-mining land. Our preliminary investigation has shown that the level of arsenic in well water from a tin-mining area is high. We report 3 patients with cutaneous lesions typical of chronic arsenical poisoning such as hyperpigmentation, keratoses and skin cancer. These patients have positive histories of previous domicility in tin-mining areas. We conclude that these patients developed chronic arsenical poisoning from drinking well water polluted with arsenic from the tin-mining soil.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)86-92
    Number of pages7
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume48
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993

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    Tin
    Skin Neoplasms
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    Arsenic
    Keratosis
    Hyperpigmentation
    Malaysia
    Drinking Water
    Soil
    Skin
    Water

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    Jaafar, R., Omar, I., Jidon, A. J., Wan-Khamizar, B. W., Siti-Aishah, B. M., & Sharifah-Noor-Akmal, S. H. (1993). Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 48(1), 86-92.

    Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases. / Jaafar, R.; Omar, I.; Jidon, A. J.; Wan-Khamizar, B. W.; Siti-Aishah, B. M.; Sharifah-Noor-Akmal, S. H.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 48, No. 1, 03.1993, p. 86-92.

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    Jaafar, R, Omar, I, Jidon, AJ, Wan-Khamizar, BW, Siti-Aishah, BM & Sharifah-Noor-Akmal, SH 1993, 'Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 86-92.
    Jaafar R, Omar I, Jidon AJ, Wan-Khamizar BW, Siti-Aishah BM, Sharifah-Noor-Akmal SH. Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1993 Mar;48(1):86-92.
    Jaafar, R. ; Omar, I. ; Jidon, A. J. ; Wan-Khamizar, B. W. ; Siti-Aishah, B. M. ; Sharifah-Noor-Akmal, S. H. / Skin cancer caused by chronic arsenical poisoning--a report of three cases. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1993 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 86-92.
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