Mucha Habermann disease
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NORD is very grateful to Amy S. Paller, MD, Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, for assistance in the preparation of this report.
Synonyms of Mucha Habermann disease
- acuta guttale parapsoriasis
- Habermann disease
- parapsoriasis varioliformis acuta
- pityriasis lichenoides et 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 more chronic 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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