Pityriasis Lichenoides - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Pityriasis lichenoides is a rare skin disorder that appears as a red or brown rash at first and of unknown aetiology divided into an acute and a chronic form. The chronic form shows elevated, reddened, dome-shaped papules in a symmetrical distribution, which enlarge, flatten, and show a fine scale on their surface. It displays milder skin changes than the acute form. It is possible that once the rash flattens out a brown mark will be left on the individual's skin.These brown marks do begin to fade after several months
This skin disorder is sometimes mistaken for chicken pox. It is a disease of the immune system. This condition is not at all dangerous or contagious. Pityriasis Lichenoides can affect all individuals equally. It seems to affect more males than females. Rarely it affects infants and individuals of old age. This skin disorder usually begins in the thirty's, but it can also affect adolescents and young adults. The disease can run over weeks, months, or even years,in which lesions appearing and disappearing continually.
Pityriasis Lichenoides generally has two types :
1.The short lived rash: Acute Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta.
2.The long term form: Chronic Pityriasis lichenoides chronica.
the possible symptoms for pityriasis lichenoides are as:-
The main causes of pityriasis lichenoides are as:-
Treatment for the disease generally include following courses:
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