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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta


Other Names for this Disease

  • Mucha-Habermann disease
  • PLEVA
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  • I have a 7 year old patient diagnosed with PLEVA by skin biopsy.  He has a chronic and relapsing course and we are trying to find more information for the family regarding this condition, its outcomes, and long-term complications. Click here for answer

  • What is the incidence of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) in the United States? How often does PLEVA turn into something more serious? Click here for answer

  • My 13 year old son was recently diagnosed with pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA). Our local physicians do not know much about this condition and have not been very helpful in providing us with treatments. How is this condition treated? Where can I learn about the most current treatments? Are there doctors or researchers who specialize in this condition?  Click here for answer

  • I have been diagnosed with Mucha-Haberman disease. I don't know how I contracted this disease. For a couple of years, I was very sick and couldn't seem to get well. Now my symptoms flare up occasionally but I have blisters all of the time. What causes this condition? How is it treated?    Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with Mucha-Habermann disease six months ago. I have tried many different treatments, but nothing has made a difference. Can you provide information on treatments for this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Mucha-Habermann disease
  • PLEVA
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.