Which clinical history findings are characteristic of parapsoriasis?

Updated: Sep 04, 2019
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Onset of parapsoriasis is indolent. It develops from a few patches and becomes more visible over a protracted period of time. Additional lesions develop progressively in some individuals.

Small plaque parapsoriasis can last months to several years; the disease often resolves spontaneously.

Large plaque parapsoriasis is a chronic disorder that manifests in an indolent manner and progresses over many years, sometimes decades. It may progress to mycosis fungoides (MF), a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), after an indeterminate number of years.

Large plaque parapsoriasis does not enter remission without treatment.


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