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November 1969

Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta: A Report of a Case Controlled by a High Dosage of Tetracycline

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(5):596-597. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610290080017

A case is reported in which tetracycline in a dosage of 2 gm a day had a demonstrably suppressive effect on the course of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. This is viewed as additional evidence that this disease may be of viral or infective origin.