Disease Information for Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Papulosquamous Lesion
Papulosquamous rash
Plaques/cutaneous
Rash
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Pityriasis lichenoid et variolaform
Lichenoid Dermatitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Acute lichenoid pityriasis, Acute lichenoid pityriasis (disorder), Acute parapsoriasis, Acute parapsoriasis varioliformis, Acute Pityriasis Lichenoides, Acute vasculitic parapsoriasis, Disease Mucha Habermann, lichenoides pityriasis et varioliformis (acuta), Mucha Habermann, MUCHA HABERMANN DIS, Mucha Habermann Disease, Mucha Habermann syndrome, parapsoriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, parapsoriasis varioliformis, Parapsoriasis varioliformis (disorder), Parapsoriasis varioliformis acuta, Pityr lichenoid + variol acuta, Pityriasis lichenoides acuta, Pityriasis Lichenoides Acute, pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis (acuta), Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta RETIRED, Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis of Mucha Habermann, Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis of Mucha Habermann RETIRED, PLA Pityrias lichenoid acuta, PLA Pityriasis lichenoides acuta, PLEVA, PLEVA Pit lich + variol acut, PLEVA Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, varioliformis parapsoriasis, Synonym/Mucha-Habermann syndrome
Definition

Mucha Habermann Disease; PLEVA; Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta; Mucha-Habermann disease is a rare skin disorder of uncertain origin characterized by recurrent red, round and elevated lesions (papules), hemorrhages under the skin (purpura), and blister-like lesions (vesicles); It occurs most often in young adults and children; Historically, Mucha-Habermann referred only to the acute form of this disease; Now the term applies both to the acute and the chronic, less florid form; [NORD]

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