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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta


Other Names for this Disease
  • Mucha-Habermann disease
  • PLEVA
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Your Question

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?

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How might pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta be treated?

Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) often resolves on its own within several weeks to several months. Depending on the severity of the condition and the symptoms present, treatment may not be necessary.[1][2]

If treatment is indicated, there are many different therapies that have been used to treat PLEVA with varying degrees of success. These include:[1][3][2]
Unfortunately, PLEVA may not always respond to treatment and relapses often occur when treatment is discontinued.[1]
Last updated: 2/2/2015

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