Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2015, Vol 13, Num, 1     (Pages: 047-049)

Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta associated with vaccination: a case report

Ömer Faruk ELMAS 1, Okan KIZILYEL 1, Mahmut Sami METİN 2, Handan BİLEN 1, Mustafa ATASOY 1,

1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Clinic of Dermatology, Kahramanmaras Afsin State Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

DOI: 10.5578/aai.8809
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Pityriasis Iichenoides is a rare cutaneous disorder of clearly unknown etiology and speculated to be an infl ammatory response triggered by many infectious agents. We report a case of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) in a 7 year old boy. Lesions occurred abruptly aft er administration of combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio vaccine (DTaP/ IPV). We want to emphasize that our case is the fi rst case report associated with this vaccine in literature and it is successfully treated with clarithromycin.

Keywords : Clarithromycin, pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, vaccine