A 7-month-old who has a persistent rash

Angel Herrera Guerra, Russell J. Osguthorpe, Angelica Putnam, Sheryll L. Vanderhooft

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• PLEVA should be considered in children who present with coexisting papules, ulcers, and eschars. These skin lesions heal, leaving a hypopigmented scar. • Most children who have PLEVA are nontoxic in appearance and are healthy otherwise. • If systemic symptoms are prominent, FUMHD should be considered. • A skin biopsy is mandatory to confirm the diagnosis and exclude more serious conditions, such as malignancy or vasculitis. • Erythromycin is the medication most commonly used as first-line therapy. • Most PLEVA cases are self-limited, although some cases can have a relapsing course before resolving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPediatrics in Review
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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