Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) is the acute form of a skin condition called pityriasis lichenoides. Affected people generally develop a few to more than one hundred scaling papules which may become filled with blood and/or pus or erode into crusted red-brown spots. PLEVA generally resolves on its own within a few weeks to a few months; however, some people experience episodes of the condition on and off for years. Although PLEVA is diagnosed in people of all ages, it most commonly affects children and young adults. The exact underlying cause is unknown, but some scientists suspect that it may occur due to an exaggerated immune response or an overproduction of certain white blood cells (lymphoproliferative disorder). If treatment is necessary, recommended therapies may include oral antibiotic, sun exposure, topical steroids, immunomodulators (medications used to help regulate or normalize the immune system), phototherapy and/or systemic steroids.
 

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The terms "Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pityriasis lichenoides with ulceronecrosis and hyperthermia: a rare variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta.
 

Author(s): Sarvjit Kaur Virdi, Amrinder Jit Kanwar, Uma Nahar Saikia

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;76(2):172-5.

 

Pityriasis lichenoides with ulceronecrosis and hyperthermia (PLUH) is a severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta that is characterized by high fever and papulo-necrotic skin lesions. We report the case of a 49-year-old male with typical features of PLUH along ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2010

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[Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (Mucha-Habermann disease)].
 

Author(s): Ma T Bordel Gómez, J C Santos Durán, J Sánchez Estella, M Yuste Chaves, Ma T Alonso San Pablo

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2007 Jan;66(1):98-100.

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2007

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Immunohistochemical distinction of lymphomatoid papulosis and pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta.
 

Author(s): F J Varga, E C Vonderheid, S M Olbricht, M E Kadin

Journal: Am. J. Pathol.. 1990 Apr;136(4):979-87.

 

Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) and pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) are benign self-healing cutaneous eruptions that may be clinically and histologically similar. However LyP has a 5% to 20% risk of associated lymphoid malignancy, whereas PLEVA does not. To determine ...

Last Updated: 23 May 1990

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