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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-81

Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA)


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology, Leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sumit Kar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology, leprosy, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram - 442 102, Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9903.151751

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We report a case of a 3-year-old male child presenting with a polymorphous generalized eruption consisting of crusted maculopapular lesions all over body except for face and mucus membrane. Histopathology showed interface dermatitis along with perivascular infiltrates chiefly comprising of lymphocytes and extravasated red blood cells, indicating the diagnosis of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. He was treated with dapsone and eryhthromycin with success.


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