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Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is a cutaneous disease of unknown origin. In our 8-year-old female patient with the granulomatous form of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), PL occurred together with massive splenomegaly and intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy. Prednisone was efficient for treatment of her splenomegaly and autoimmune cytopenias. However, PL was resistant to both topical and systemic steroid treatment. Healing of PL was achieved with the use of a superpotent topical steroid, clobetasol propionate. A defect of T-cell function In CVID may contribute to development of PL. In the granulomatous form of CVID, sarcoidlike granulomas are the most commonly reported cutaneous lesions. PL has not been previously reported.
Author(s): Abinun M; Pasic S; Pavlovic M; Vojvodic D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Pediatric Dermatology
ISSN (print): 0736-8046
ISSN (electronic): 1525-1470
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
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