Parapsoriasis

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Parapsoriasis

Parapsoriasis describes a group of skin diseases that can be characterized by scaly patches or slightly elevated papules and/or plaques (red, scaly patches) that have a resemblance to psoriasis. However, this description includes several inflammatory cutaneous diseases that are unrelated with respect to pathogenesis, histopathology, and response to treatment. Because of the variation in clinical presentation and a lack of a specific diagnostic finding on histopathology, a uniformly accepted definition of parapsoriasis remains lacking.

There are 2 general forms: a small plaque type, which is usually benign, and a large plaque type, which is a precursor of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Treatment of small plaque parapsoriasis is unnecessary but can include emollients, topical tar preparations or corticosteroids, and/or phototherapy. Treatment of large plaque parapsoriasis is phototherapy or topical corticosteroids.
 

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The terms "Parapsoriasis" returned 20 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Skin Microbiome in Small- and Large-plaque Parapsoriasis.
 

Author(s): Alexander Salava, Pedro Pereira, Velma Aho, Liisa Väkevä, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, Annamari Ranki, Antti Lauerma

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 Jun;97(6):685-691.

 

Staphylococcal enterotoxins have been shown to promote lymphoma-associated immune dysregulation. This study examined changes in the skin microbiome of parapsoriasis compared with intact skin. Swab microbiome specimens were taken of the parapsoriasis lesions of 13 patients. Control ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Granulomatous slack skin - seven years follow-up of a case with features of "parapsoriasis en plaques", muscle involvement, granulomatous vasculitis, and necrobiotic changes.
 

Author(s): Aurel Doru ChiriŢă, Irina Mărgăritescu

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2016 ;57(2):539-46.

 

Granulomatous slack skin (GSS) represents an extremely rare variant of mycosis fungoides with only 70 cases reported in the literature to date. It is characterized clinically by the occurrence of bulky, pendulous skinfolds, usually located in flexural areas and histologically by an ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction or Stroke in Patients with Mycosis Fungoides and Parapsoriasis.
 

Author(s): Lise M Lindahl, Uffe Heide-Jørgensen, Lars Pedersen, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Lars Iversen

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 May;96(4):530-4.

 

Mycosis fungoides (MF) and parapsoriasis display increased inflammation, which may be associated with increased risk of arterial cardiovascular events. The aim of this Danish nationwide population-based cohort study was to assess the relative risk (RR) of acute myocardial infarction ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Parapsoriasis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The conundrum of parapsoriasis versus patch stage of mycosis fungoides.
 

Author(s): K N Sarveswari, Patrick Yesudian

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;75(3):229-35.

 

Terminological confusion with benign dermatosis, such as parapsoriasis en plaques, makes it difficult to diagnose mycosis fungoides in the early patch stage. Early diagnosis of mycosis fungoides (MF) is important for deciding on type of therapy, prognosis and for further follow-up. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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