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European Journal of Dermatology

Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha‐Habermann disease with extensive skin necrosis in intertriginous areas Volume 13, numéro 5, September 2003

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  • Auteur(s) : Chao‐Chun YANG, Julia Yu‐Yun LEE, WenChieh CHEN , Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng‐Li Road, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Mots-clés : corticosteroid, erythromycin, febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha‐Habermann disease, pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
  • Page(s) : 493-6
  • Année de parution : 2003

Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha‐Habermann disease (FUMHD) is a severe variant of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta characterized by high fever and papulonecrotic skin lesions. Here we report a case of a 14‐year‐old boy with typical features of FUMHD and unusual manifestation of extensive skin necrosis in intertriginous regions including axillae, neck, inguinal and antecubital areas. Systemic administration of corticosteroid and erythromycin led to rapid healing of ulcerations without residual scar formation. Review of the literature showed male‐predominance and favorable outcome in pediatric cases of FUMHD.