Pityriasis lichenoides

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Pityriasis lichenoides

Pityriasis lichenoides is a skin disorder of unknown cause.  There are two types of pityriasis lichenoides; a more severe form with a sudden onset that tends to be short-lived (acute) which is usually found in children, known as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta and a more mild but long-lasting (chronic) form known as pityriasis lichenoides chronica. Pityriasis lichenoides chronica may clear up in a few weeks or persist for years.
 

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The terms "Pityriasis lichenoides" returned 17 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta and Psoriasis Vulgaris: Mere Coincidence or a Rare Association?
 

Author(s): Yi-Di Liu, Yue-Ping Zeng, Ya-Nan Wang, Wen-Ling Zhao, Yue-Hua Liu, Li Li

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2017 02;130(4):501-502.

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Lichen striatus and pityriasis lichenoides chronica in an 11-year-old girl: An etiologic relationship?
 

Author(s): Seval Erpolat, Sibel Yenidunya

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Sep;65(9):1011-3.

 

Lichen striatusis a rare linear papulardermatosis that primarily occurs in children. The lesions have a linear distribution following Blaschko's lines. Pityriasis lichenoides is an uncommon benign skin disorder with two major variants: acute and chronic.Herein, we report the case ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta after influenza vaccine.
 

Author(s): Breno Augusto Campos de Castro, Juliana Milagres Macedo Pereira, Renata Leal Bregunci Meyer, Fernanda Marques Trindade, Moises Salgado Pedrosa, André Costa Cruz Piancastelli

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(3 Suppl 1):181-4.

 

The etiology of pityriasis lichenoides is unknown. One of the accepted theories admits that PL is an inflammatory response to extrinsic antigens such as infectious agents, drugs and vaccines. In recent medical literature, only the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) was associated ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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The terms "Pityriasis lichenoides" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pityriasis Lichenoides: Case report and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): María Soledad T Zegpi, Felipe M Ruiz, Ninoska K Porras

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. ;86(2):121-5.

 

Pityriasis lichenoides is a benign inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. There are two types of this condition: an acute form (PLEVA = pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta) and a chronic one (PLC = pityriasis lichenoid chronica). Both are more common in children and young adults.

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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