Authors: Claudine Joy M. Ramos MD, Jasmin Jamora, MD, FPDS
Introduction: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta is characterized by spontaneously resolving, temporally overlapping crops of papules last for weeks and may develop crusts, vesicles, pustules, or ulcers. Together with Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica, it represents two ends of a disease spectrum with both entities and intermediate forms can coexist.
Case Presentation: This is a case of ER, a 50-year old female, who presents with a five year history of chronic recurrent generalized red itchy bumps. Patient sought several consults to traditional healers and physicians and was given different herbal medications and prednisone with no noted relief. Persistence prompted consult to our institution. Physical examination revealed generalized involvement with lesions consisting of multiple, well defined erythematous papules and plaques some with hemorrhagic crusts and exhortations. Skin punch biopsy and immunohistochemistry was done which revealed Superficial and deep perivascular dermatitis with interface change. Patient was given Methylprednisolone 10mg/tab, 1 ½ tab OD for 1 week and Levocetirizine 5mg/tab, 1 tab OD.
Conclusion: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta is a chronic recurrent disease that requires frequent follow ups and chronic management.
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acute, PLEVA
Authors: Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, DPDS, Jasmin J.Jamora, MD, FPDS , Ma. Cecilia P. Ingente MD, DPDSAbstractBackground: Dermoscopy, a non-invasive diagnostic tool, has been proven to improve the diagnostic accuracy of vascular tumors since it can aid in...
A randomized, double-blind, comparative study on the safety and efficacy of virgin coconut (Cocos nucifera l.) oil against 1% hydrocortisone lotion as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic preparation for mosquito reactions
Authors: Uy, Veronica S, MD; Gracia B. Teodosio, MD, FPDS; Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS; Mary Catherine T. Galang, MD; Mohammad Yoga A. Waskito, MD; Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS Abstract Background: Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been reported...
Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (PC-ALCL) is a rare Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) representing approximately 9% of all cutaneous lymphomas.3 It usually manifests as a slow-growing, solitary tumor which has a tendency to regress spontaneously. However, metastasis is reported in 5-10% of cases.