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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.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
Last updated: 9/20/2011
- Pityriasis lichenoides. British Association of Dermatologists Web site. August 2004; http://www.bad.org.uk/site/855/default.aspx. Accessed 4/29/2010.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- The British Association of Dermatologists provides an informational leaflet on pityriasis lichenoides. Click on the British Association of Dermatologists link to view this leaflet.
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