Mucha Habermann Disease
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- Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta
- Acuta Guttale Parapsoriasis
- Habermann Disease
- Parapsoriasis Varioliformis Acuta
- Febrile Ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann Disease
Mucha-Habermann disease, also known as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta or PLEVA, is a rare skin disorder. The lesions most often appear on the trunk and the arms and legs. Lesions tend to develop in small groups. Mucha-Habermann disease most often affects children or young adults. A more severe variant of this disorder, known as febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease, can cause life-threatening complications in adults. The exact cause of Mucha-Habermann disease is unknown.
Mucha-Habermannn is considered to be the acute end of a spectrum of skin disease known as pityriasis lichenoides. The less severe end is known as pityriasis lichenoides chronica. In some cases, the term Mucha-Habermann disease may be used to denote the entire spectrum.
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