Paraneoplasia, cutaneous L83.x

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Paraneoplastic dermatosis

Definition
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Paraneoplastic syndrome manifesting on the skin. A distinction is made between obligatory paraneoplasias (presence of a malignant tumor in 100% of cases) and facultative paraneoplasias, i.e. skin manifestations in which an association with internal malignancies was observed more frequently (see Table 1 under Paraneoplastic Syndrome).

Therapy
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Tumor search and cleanup. Usually, the skin changes heal with tumor removal.

Progression/forecast
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Decrease in symptoms after tumour removal.

Literature
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  1. Niebauer G (1984) Malignoma and cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes. dermatologist 35: 602-608

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020