Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease
Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Medical Subject Headings
Eosinophilia; Fever; Humans; Malabsorption Syndromes; Male; Middle Aged; Necrosis; Pityriasis; Skin Ulcer
Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
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.
Warshauer, Bruce L.; Maloney, Mary E.; and Dimond, Robert L., "Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's disease" (1983). Dermatology Publications and Presentations. 2.