Erysipelas melanomatosum C80.x

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Analogous to Erysipelas carcinomatosum with similar clinical aspect in lymphogenic, loco-regional, cutaneous metastasis of a malignant melanoma. Growth per continuitatem.

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The aim of the treatment is to maintain as high a quality of life as possible with an unfavourable prognosis. Individual skin metastases can be excised. Radiotherapy or cytostasis are possible for extensive metastases.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020