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pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

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noun pityriasis li·che·noi·des et var·i·o·li·for·mis acu·ta \-ˌlī-kə-ˈnȯi-ˌdēz-et-ˌvar-ē-ˌō-lə-ˈfȯr-məs-ə-ˈk(y)üt-ə\

Medical Definition of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

  1. :  a disease of unknown cause that is characterized by the sudden appearance of polymorphous lesions (as papules, purpuric vesicles, crusts, or ulcerations) resembling chicken pox but tending to persist from a month to as long as years, occurs especially between the ages of 30 and 50, and is more common in men


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