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What is large-plaque parapsoriasis?

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Large-plaque parapsoriasis is marked by rashes that are bigger and sometimes irregularly shaped. Some people with this form develop a kind of lymphoma called mycosis fungoides. It's a cancer of the white blood cells that starts in the skin. Some doctors consider large-plaque parapsoriasis a separate disease. Others think it's just an early stage of mycosis fungoides.

From: What if It's Not Psoriasis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Lewin, J. published online 2012. Dermatology Online Journal,

Medscape: "Parapsoriasis," "Psoriasis."

Merck Manual: "Parapsoriasis."

UpToDate: "Parapsoriasis (small plaque and large plaque parapsoriasis)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Lewin, J. published online 2012. Dermatology Online Journal,

Medscape: "Parapsoriasis," "Psoriasis."

Merck Manual: "Parapsoriasis."

UpToDate: "Parapsoriasis (small plaque and large plaque parapsoriasis)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 02, 2018

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