[Risk factors for basal cell carcinoma. Case-control study in Cordoba]

Medicina (B Aires). 2005;65(6):495-500.
[Article in Spanish]


Basal cell carcinoma is undoubtedly a complex disease. Its etiology is still unclear and despite its frequency, there is a paucity of data on its risk factors. We assessed potential risk factors for basal cell carcinoma in a population from Córdoba (Argentina). This case-control study involved 88 newly diagnosed cases and 88 controls, matched by age and sex. The following risk factors were significant in the multivariate analysis: skin type I-II-III, high recreational sun exposure after 20 years of age, high sun exposure for beach holidays and actinic keratosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Argentina
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / etiology*
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sunburn / complications