Mucha Habermann Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta
  • PLEVA
  • Acuta Guttale Parapsoriasis
  • Habermann Disease
  • Parapsoriasis Varioliformis Acuta

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Febrile Ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann Disease
  • FUMHD

General Discussion

Mucha-Habermann disease, also known as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta or PLEVA, is a rare skin disorder. The lesions most often appear on the trunk and the arms and legs. Lesions tend to develop in small groups. Mucha-Habermann disease most often affects children or young adults. A more severe variant of this disorder, known as febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease, can cause life-threatening complications in adults. The exact cause of Mucha-Habermann disease is unknown.

Mucha-Habermannn is considered to be the acute end of a spectrum of skin disease known as pityriasis lichenoides. The less severe end is known as pityriasis lichenoides chronica. In some cases, the term Mucha-Habermann disease may be used to denote the entire spectrum.

Resources

NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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