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July 1983

Febrile Ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH (Drs Warshauer and Maloney); and the Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt (Dr Dimond). Dr Warshauer is now in private practice in Point Pleasant, NJ.

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

• 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.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:597-601)