pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta


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pit·y·ri·a·sis li·che·noi·des et va·ri·o·li·for·mis a·cu·ta (PLEVA),

an acute dermatitis affecting children and young adults that runs a relatively mild course and is self-limited, although persistence of lesions and recurrence of attacks are not uncommon; vesicles, papules, and crusted lesions eventually produce smallpox-like scars.

pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

PLEVA

Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. An immune disorder of acute onset, which is more common in young men and characterised by successive waves of maculopapular, erythematous eruptions on the anterior trunk and flexor surfaces of the proximal parts of the extremities. Some cases have been linked to cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Management
PUVA, corticosteroids, antibiotics, methotrexate; short- and long-term remission may occur.

Mucha,

Victor, Austrian dermatologist, 1877-1919.
Mucha-Habermann disease - an acute dermatitis affecting children and young adults. Synonym(s): Mucha-Habermann syndrome; pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
Mucha-Habermann syndrome - Synonym(s): Mucha-Habermann disease
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Pinton PC, Capezzera R, Zane C, De Panfilis G: Medium-dose ultraviolet A1 therapy for pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta and pityriasis lichenoides chronica.
Moreover, false-negative results may be obtained in a small biopsy in which there are large numbers of competing inflammatory cells, and false-positive results can occur in benign clonal conditions such as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta in the skin.
Diagnosis: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA, MuchaHabermann disease).