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Symptoms Of Parapsoriasis
Hi! Could you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pityriasis rosea and parapsoriasis? How common is each rash and the prognosis? Thanks!
Similar appearance: The palisading variant of small-plaque parapsoriasis is particularly similar to pityriasis rosea. Several salmon-colored patches with a fine scale at the edge can occur scattered over the trunk and extremities. Large plaque parapsoriasis has larger arching appearance and is more distinct. Pityriasis rosea is more common, benign and limited to 10-20 days vs months for parapsoriasis. See derm. ...Read more
Various treatments: Small plaque parapsoriasis is benign and rarely progresses to something more concerning. Treatment is the same as psoriasis. Topical steroids are the mainstay of therapy. Sometimes we can use ultraviolet light (narrowband uvb) is cases that do not respond to topical steroids. I certainly recommend you see a dermatologist to help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer