Title

Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Date

7-1-1983

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Eosinophilia; Fever; Humans; Malabsorption Syndromes; Male; Middle Aged; Necrosis; Pityriasis; Skin Ulcer

Disciplines

Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

A patient with febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease manifested the characteristic features of this entity. These include a polymorphous eruption with histopathologic findings of Mucha-Habermann's disease, large ulceronecrotic skin lesions, intermittent high fever, and constitutional symptoms. The patient was unique in that he also had malabsorption and eosinophilia. This disease may represent a hypersensitivity reaction. To our knowledge, there are five previous cases of febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease reported in the world literature.

Comments

Citation: Arch Dermatol. 1983 Jul;119(7):597-601. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650310059012

At the time of publication, Mary E. Maloney was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6859903