Transition of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta to febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease is associated with elevated serum tumour necrosis factor-alpha.

@article{Tsianakas2005TransitionOP,
  title={Transition of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta to febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease is associated with elevated serum tumour necrosis factor-alpha.},
  author={Athanasios Tsianakas and Peter Hans Hoeger},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={152 4},
  pages={794-9}
}
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) represents a fulminant and potentially lethal variant of pityriasis lichenoides. Only 24 cases have been described so far. We report a 9-year-old boy who initially presented with classical pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) following a mild enteritis. Three weeks later, his skin lesions started to ulcerate progressively, involving > 90% of his body surface, accompanied by high fever, normal C-reactive protein, but highly… CONTINUE READING

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