Nasopharyngeal cardcinoma associated with long-term arsenic ingestion

Arch Dermatol. 1978 Apr;114(4):602-3.


A nasopharyngeal carcinoma occurred in a 41-year-old white woman who had received Fowler's solution (potassium arsenite) almost yearly for more than 20 years for the treatment of psoriasis. Palmar and plantar keratoses were present. Because of the rarity of this malignant neoplasm in white people, a relationship with arsenic ingestion is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arsenic / adverse effects*
  • Carcinoma / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Time Factors


  • Arsenic