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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2008 August;143(4):271-3

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute juvenile pityriasis rubra pilaris: a case report after mononucleosis infection

Betto P. 1, Vassilopoulou A. 1, Colombari R. 2, Veller-Fornasa C. 1

1 Dermatology Unit, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy 2 Surgical Pathology Unit Frà Castoro Hospital, San Bonifacio (Verona), Italy


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A 24-year-old male boy presented dermatosis which first appeared acutely after an infection at age 17. Clinical and histopatologic examinations were consistent with a diagnosis of juvenile pityriasis rubra pilaris type III. Treatment with UVB narrow-band led to complete resolution of the dermatitis within 1 year. Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a papulosquamous disorder of unknown etiology, which can be treated with retinoids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, and narrow-band phototherapy.

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