HIV seropositivity in association with pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1992 Jan;17(1):36-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1992.tb02531.x.


We describe a case of PLEVA in an asymptomatic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patient. This association has not been previously described. The possible mechanisms involved are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pityriasis / complications*
  • Pityriasis / pathology
  • Skin / pathology