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Image Number 2636 (Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta)


Diagnosis: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

Site: Trunk

Sex: M

Age: 5


Description: Crops of necrotic papules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


 A 6-years-old boy presented with crops of papules that become necrotic and leave scars like those of chickenpox.  The trunk was the main site of involvement in addition to the extremities, whereas the face was spared. The rash occurred in crops within a period of 6 months.

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