Rev Chil Pediatr 2015 Mar-Apr;86(2):121-5
Residente de Dermatología, P. Universidad Católica de Chile.
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Am J Clin Dermatol 2016 Dec;17(6):583-591
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1475 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136, USA.
Background: Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is a dermatologic disorder that manifests in either the acute (pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta) or the chronic form (pityriasis lichenoides chronica, also known as parapsoriasis chronica). Traditional first-line therapy consists of corticosteroids or antibiotics; however, these treatments are often accompanied with multiple side effects and may be ineffective.
Objective: The goal of this study was to review the use of phototherapy for treating PL in the pediatric population. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 2015 Sep-Oct;32(5):579-92. Epub 2015 Mar 26.
Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, New York, New York.
Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is a skin condition of unclear etiology that occurs not uncommonly in childhood. It is often classified into the acute form, pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA), and the chronic form, pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC). We performed a comprehensive review of the English-language literature using the PubMed database of all cases of childhood PL reported from 1962 to 2014 and summarized the epidemiology, clinical features, treatment options, and prognosis of this condition in children. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Mar 9;35(2):213-219. Epub 2018 Jan 9.
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Background/objectives: Pityriasis lichenoides is an uncommon papulosquamous disorder of unknown etiology. The objective of this study was to review the clinical features and treatment responses of individuals with pityriasis lichenoides seen at a tertiary referral center.
Methods: Seventy-five patients diagnosed with pityriasis lichenoides between 1997 and 2013 were reviewed, and 46 had long-term follow-up via telephone interviews. Read More
Am J Clin Dermatol 2007 ;8(1):29-36
Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA.
Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is an uncommon, acquired spectrum of skin conditions that poses various challenges to patients as well as clinicians. It is a difficult and debatable disorder to diagnose, categorize, and treat. Besides these inherent obstacles, PL merits awareness because of its potential to progress to cutaneous lymphoma or an ulceronecrotic presentation, both of which carry a significant risk of mortality. Read More