Dermatology clinical case


  • Francisco Gil Dermatology Department, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • João Aranha Dermatology Department, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • Maria João Silva Dermatology Department, Hospital Distrital de Santarém
  • Isabel Andrade Anatomic Pathology Department, Hospital Distrital de Santarém



diagnosis, pityriasis lichenoides, treatment


Here in is reported the case of a child observed due to disseminated papulosquamous eruption, subsequently diagnosed as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. It is an uncommon dermatosis of unclear etiology, presenting as recurrent crops of scattered erythematous and violaceous maculopapules. Several therapeutic options have been proposed. Although clinical course is typically benign, continued monitoring is recommended.


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3. Castro B, Meyer R, Pedrosa M, Pereira J, Trindade F, Piancastelli A. Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta after influenza vaccine. An Bras Dermatol 2015; 90:181-4.




How to Cite

Gil, F., Aranha, J., Silva, M. J., & Andrade, I. (2019). Dermatology clinical case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 28(3), 162–163.



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