Priscilla Filippo Alvim de Minas Santos*
Hospital Municipal Jesus. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Priscilla Filippo Alvim de Minas Santos, Hospital Municipal Jesus. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Received: March 16, 2020; Published: May 04, 2020
The Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare, inflammatory, chronic disease of unknown etiology characterized by follicular papules, pinkish-yellow squamous plaques and palmoplantar keratoderma. The diagnosis clinical is most important and confirmed by biopsy of the skin. Many times, the same other clinical aspect could be confused such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Currently, the first-line therapy is the systemic retinoid and other treatments, like methotrexate. The association with viral disease is uncommon. Our purpose was to report a case of PRP in a young boy associated with preceeding with primoinfection by herpes simplex with a favorable response to oral treatment with methotrexate and without recurrence after 10 months of follow-up.
Keywords: Methotrexate; Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris; Herpes Infection
Citation: Priscilla Filippo Alvim de Minas Santos. “Pityriasis Rubra Pilar with Preceeding Herpes Infection in Childhood - Successful Treatment with Methotrexate”.Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.5 (2020): 37-39.
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