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Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta: A rare association with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

Authors


  • Shyamalar Gunatheesan, MB BS, BMedSc. John Ferguson, MBCHB, MRCP. Yaaseen Moosa, MBBCh FCDerm (SA), MMED (Derm) DTM&H.

Dr Shyamalar Gunatheesan, Unit 3906, 483 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000, Australia. Email: shammi80@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT

The aetiology of pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is unknown. One major pathogenic theory suggests that PL is a lymphoproliferative disease or inflammatory reaction triggered by an antigenic stimulus, such as a virus or other infectious agent. We report the second case of PL et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) occurring after measles vaccination and the first following the combined measles, mumps, rubella vaccination.

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