Merkel Cell Carcinoma in a Patient with Autoimmune Hepatitis

May 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Case Reports | 357 | Copyright © May 2005

Joseph Lillis BA, Roger I. Ceilley MD, Paula Nelson RN

Abstract
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) has been shown to have a higher incidence in many etiologically distinct immunosuppressed populations. We report a case of aggressive MCC diagnosed in a man with autoimmune hepatitis who was treated with immunosuppressive therapy for more than 30 years.