Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta Associated with Vaccination: A Case Report

Ömer Faruk Elmas
Okan Kızılyel
Mahmut Sami Metin
Handan Bilen
Mustafa Atasoy

Abstract

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
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