Pityriasis Lichenoides Acuta
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA), or acute guttate parapsoriasis, or Mucha-Habermann disease, is the acute form of a papulosquamous cutaneous disorder, whose chronic form is also known as pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC) or chronic guttate parapsoriasis. In cases with fever, an antibiotic treatment is always useful. In children, erythromycin is the antibiotic of choice, whereas tetracycline is preferable in adults. In cases without fever with moderate cutaneous lesions, in addition to topical treatment with steroid creams, it may be appropriate to start phototherapy.
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