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Clinical and histologic features of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta in children.
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PMID:  3662566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) is commonly thought of as a disease of young adults, yet we identified five cases, involving patients who were 3, 5, 6, 8, and 11 years of age, among 13,000 consecutive specimens submitted to a general dermatopathology laboratory during a 15-week period. The clinical and histologic features of PLEVA in our cases were similar to those reported for adults, except that no lesions were observed on the scalp or mucous membranes of children. A high index of suspicion and biopsy specimens of suspected lesions are often needed to differentiate PLEVA from other papular and crusted eruptions seen in the pediatric age group. These include reactions to arthropods, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, varicella, and erythema multiforme. Histologically, papular eczema and pityriasis rosea may be misdiagnosed as PLEVA.
J Longley; L Demar; R P Feinstein; R L Miller; D N Silvers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of dermatology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0003-987X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Dermatol     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-11-09     Completed Date:  1987-11-09     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372433     Medline TA:  Arch Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1335-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Administration, Topical
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Drug Therapy, Combination
Pityriasis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Remission, Spontaneous
Skin Diseases / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Glucocorticoids

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