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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is lymphomatoid papulosis?

This is a chronic, non-contagious skin condition, where recurring bumps/lesions develop on the skin. The cause is unclear, but could immune system problems. It's more common in men, but can affect anyone. People with this condition have increased risk of developing certain cancers of the lymphoid system.

Symptoms of lymphomatoid papulosis

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • New bumps appearing while some bumps are healing already

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin lumps with scabs in the center

Questions your doctor may ask to check for lymphomatoid papulosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose lymphomatoid papulosis

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

  • Is there a mix of improving and new rashes?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a skin lump with a scab or crusting in the center?

Treatment for lymphomatoid papulosis

Not all cases require treatment. Mild cases may be treated with anti-inflammatory medication applied to the affected area. Severe cases may benefit from other kinds of oral medicines and/or phototherapy.

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