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Pityriasis lichenoides in a girl with the granulomatous form of common variable immunodeficiency

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mario Abinun


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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.

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Author(s): Abinun M; Pasic S; Pavlovic M; Vojvodic D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pediatric Dermatology

Year: 2002

Volume: 19

Issue: 1

Pages: 56-59

ISSN (print): 0736-8046

ISSN (electronic): 1525-1470

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.


DOI: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.2002.00012.x


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