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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta


Other Names for this Disease
  • Mucha-Habermann disease
  • PLEVA
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Treatment

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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

References
  1. Pityriasis lichenoides. DermNet NZ. January 2015; http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/pityriasis-lichenoides.html.
  2. Peter A Klein, MD. Pityriasis Lichenoides. Medscape Reference. October 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1099078-overview.
  3. Mucha Habermann disease. NORD. February 2012; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/752/viewAbstract.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Dermatologic Diseases which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. There is a study titled Dermatology Consultation Clinic and Clinical Research that may be of interest to you. You may want to contact the investigator, Maria Turner (maria.turner@nih.gov) to learn more.
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.