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Paget disease, extramammary


Other Names for this Disease
  • Extramammary Paget disease
  • EMPD
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Treatment

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How is extramammary Paget disease treated?

Extramammary Paget disease is usually treated by surgically removing the skin lesion. It is sometimes difficult to determine how much skin should be removed, particularly when lesions are spread throughout the anogenital region. Because recurrence is common, it is standard for patients to be re-examined every 3 months after surgery for the next 2 years. After 2 years, annual follow-ups are usually recommended. A promising treatment involves a cream that modifies the immune response, called imiquimod.[1][2]
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.
  2. Sandu N, Schwartz RA. Extramammary Paget disease. Medscape Reference. September 18, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1100397-overview. Accessed 5/21/2013.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Paget disease, extramammary. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Extramammary Paget disease
  • EMPD
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.