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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Andres, C; Puchta, U; Flaig, MJ 
Title:
Detection of Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA in atypical fibroxanthoma in correlation to clinical features. 
Abstract:
A clear etiopathogenetic concept for atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) is not established yet. Nevertheless, AFX is known as a pleomorphic but indolent tumor primarily of the elderly and/or immunosuppressed patient occurring in severely sun- or radiation-damaged skin. These risk factors are almost identical to those of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a highly malignant skin tumor being thought to be pathogenetically associated with the recently discovered Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). Because AFX an...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Am J Dermatopathol 
Year:
2010 
Journal volume:
32 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
799-803 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0193-1091 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie