Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences | 2019

Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Pityriasis Lichenoides Et Varioliformis Acuta: A Retrospective Vietnamese Study



BACKGROUND: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) is an uncommon condition which presents acutely with papulo-vesicles that may develop necrotic, ulcerative, or hemorrhagic changes. AIM: We studied clinical, and treatment characteristics of PLEVA hospitalised patients at our hospital from September 2009 to December 2014. METHODS: The records of 15 PLEVA patients were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The median age of onset was 21.8 ± 18.81 (from 1 to 68), male to female ratio was 2/1. The common area of onset was trunk (60.0%) and extremities (33.3%). Clinical features were purpuric papules (100%), hemorrhagic crusted papules (46.7%), pustular purpuric papules (40%), and necrotic ulcerating lesions (13.3%). CONCLUSION: All patients were received systemic antibiotics (macrolides: 53.3%, others: 46.7%), 2 patients were added immunosuppressive drugs. A 1-year-old patient died, others had a good response.

Volume 7
Pages 198 - 199
DOI 10.3889/oamjms.2019.005
Language English
Journal Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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