Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
Other Names for this Disease
- Mucha-Habermann disease
Your QuestionMy 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?
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- Pityriasis lichenoides. New Zealand Dermatological Society Web site. 2011; http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/pityriasis-lichenoides.html. Accessed 1/3/2012.
- Nikkels AF, Gillard P, Piérard GE. Etanercept in therapy multiresistant overlapping pityriasis lichenoides. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Oct;7(10):990-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19112768 .