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Paget disease, extramammary


Other Names for this Disease

  • EMPD
  • Extramammary Paget disease
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Overview

Extramammary Paget disease is characterized by a chronic eczema-like rash of the skin around the genital regions of males and females. Under the microscope, this condition looks very similar to a condition that occurs on the breast called mammary Paget disease. Extramammary Paget disease most often occurs in women between age 50 to 60. About 25 percent of extramammary Paget disease is associated with an underlying cancer.[1]
Last updated: 5/21/2013

References

  1. Extramammary Paget Disease. New Zealand Dermatological Society. May 11, 2013; http://dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/extra-mammary-paget.html. Accessed 5/21/2013.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • EMPD
  • Extramammary Paget disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.